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How much do you think this is worth?

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asked Sep 11, 2016 by Jayrock (140 points)

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So, Jayrock...what do you think that rock is?
answered Sep 11, 2016 by Weasel (58,930 points)
I brought it to a jewelry store in the city and he scratched it on a little plate and poured some liquid on it and said it was gold and that it was at least 18 carat. That's about all I know. I was going to put it in my aquarium thought it would look pretty good.
I'd say pretty valuable would be an understatement. I'd even suggest you tell nobody where you found it and you seek to buy the property, including the mineral rights to it. Whoever owns it may try to take it from you. Be discreet. Inquire about land, mineral and water rights. Maybe get a lawyer.
I only say this because a guy found a Petoskey stone in Michigan. Because it weighed more than twenty-five pounds, the State took it away from him. I am not a lawyer, I am a rock collector. I am interested only in keeping the samples I find. I do not represent this site or anybody affiliated with it.
I must add that it would be pretty strange for someone to sell such a large piece of gold without knowing what it is and not knowing the value. People who mine for gold or buy from gold dealers know exactly what they have and the value. So I would certainly be skeptical in this case.

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