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Metallic Compound Found at Beach
« on: February 13, 2006, 01:33:26 PM »
Hello Everyone,

About a year ago at a beach in Oregon, I found these things with my metal detector. They look like gray melted metal chunks. I was wondering how it is possible to figure out what they are. They have white salt like stuff on them now that wasn't there before.

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Re:Metallic Compound Found at Beach
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2006, 03:12:40 PM »
Hematite, which is an iron oxide, looks kind of like a glob of molten metal that's solidified.  The salt, if the rock was wet to begin with, may have crystalized when the rock dried off.
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