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    What type of metal is this??

    So I came across this little piece of metal today. For some reason it says that I am not allowed to post links yet, so I will just have to describe it to you as best I can.



    The exterior of the metal is dull grey I color. It is non magnetic. The metal is rather brittle, and when broken it reveals a bright, sparkling, silver interior with a grainy texture. It reminds me a lot of what ferrite looks like when broken except that this metal is not magnetic. Any ideas as to what this could be? Thanks in advance!


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    Could be cast aluminum.

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    Zinc
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    Is it heavy like brass or light like aluminum?

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    http://i1381.photobucket.com/albums/...psd402b7ff.jpg

    Here's the link. It's definitely a heavy metal.

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    With as much patients as I can muster, where did you find that? Did you try spark testing it?

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    Sorry to be testing your patience??? And no my brother is borrowing my angle grinder so I haven't had the opportunity. I found it lying in my driveway.

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    Meteor????

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    Sorry long day, but seriously could be a piece of a meteor.

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    My guess is zinc.

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    Well since I'm pretty sure it ain't a meteor I'm gonna go with zinc. Thanks folks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rumanredbull View Post
    Well since I'm pretty sure it ain't a meteor I'm gonna go with zinc. Thanks folks.
    Looks to me to be a piece of diecast, or if it's real heavy then pot metal??
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    [QUOTE=BRASSCATCHER;237373]Meteor????[/QUOT

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    You should have it assayed.

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    Thanks Hobo Finds, now I have Sammy Haggar and that animated movie on my mind!!

    Sorry for the hijack! If its heavier, my vote would be die-cast (mostly zinc). Its 40 cents a pound around here...

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    I've seen magnesium metal look like that yet he says it's heavy
    brittle cast AL but the weight Would drift to a Zinc alloy cast
    particular pot metal's

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