What you’ve found, my friend, is aluminum. You’ve found… a melted beer can! I’m sorry to disappoint you, but it’s common to every shore— from Maine to Michigan, California to Hawaii. Where people go, they drink, they make bonfires, they litter and some litter by melting their cans in those bonfires, creating molten aluminum that cools into what you’ve found: beercanite. Waves washed away the charred bonfire remains and the aluminum was carried into the surf to be deposited wherever it was you found it.Beaches are popular with people— people who like to sit around campfires at night. Drinking beer. And when some people drink too much, they throw their beer cans into the campfire to watch them melt.Should you quit your job and plan on retiring on the proceeds of your big upcoming osmium sale? Did you find a rare and precious metal? Well, let’s consider how it looks and feels first.The Site and the Service may contain links to third-party websites and resources. You acknowledge and agree that we are not responsible or liable for the availability, accuracy, content, or policies of third-party websites or resources. Links to such websites or resources do not imply any endorsement by or affiliation with the Site and/or Service. You acknowledge sole responsibility for and assume all risk arising from your use of any such websites or resources. Janessa Rae Design Creative does not guarantee the accuracy, completeness, merchantability, or fitness for any particular purpose nor the legality of any content provided by any of these parties.Even without seeing it, I can tell you it’s mostly smooth or it has large portions that are smooth. It’s a softer metal that has been worn smooth in the surf and it’s fairly lightweight. It’s probably very shiny as well. That’s unusual for a metal because most metals tarnish pretty quickly, especially when wet. Right away you know it’s not silver because silver quickly tarnishes black. But where has this beautiful lightweight untarnished metal come from? And why is it so light when osmium and platinum are famously so heavy? The Site and/or Service contain intellectual property owned by the Company (\u201CCompany\u2019s Intellectual Property\u201D) and by third-parties that licensed the content to us (\u201CThird-Party Licensed Intellectual Property\u201D), including, without limitation, trademarks, copyrights, proprietary information, and other intellectual property as well as the business name, logo, all designs, text, videos, audio files, graphics, other files, and the selection and arrangement thereof, also termed the \u201Clook and feel.\u201D You may not modify, publish, transmit, participate in the transfer or sale of, create derivative works from, distribute, display, reproduce or perform, or in any way exploit in any format whatsoever any of the Site and/or Service, Company\u2019s Intellectual Property and Third-Party Licensed Intellectual Property in whole or in part without our prior written consent. We reserve the right to immediately remove you from the Site and/or Service, without refund, if you are caught violating this intellectual property policy. You hereby acknowledge that nothing contained in our Website will constitute financial, investment, legal, and/or other professional advice and that no professional relationship of any kind is created between you and Michigan Rockhounds or our Members. You hereby agree that you will not make any financial, investment, legal, and/or other decision based in whole or in part on anything contained in our Website or Services.We at MICHIGAN ROCKHOUNDS (\u201CCompany\u201D, \u201Cwe\u201D, \u201Cus\u201D) respect your privacy and want you to understand how we collect, use, and share data about you – our visitors, users, and customers.
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This question gets asked a lot. You were walking the beach and something shiny caught your eye. You picked it up and found yourself holding a shiny silver metal. Your heart races… what did you find? Did you find silver? Platinum? A meteorite? Your google mineral identification app tells you that it’s osmium (true story), the rarest metal on Earth and that your piece, at half the size of your thumb, is the largest nugget ever discovered—you’re rich! You’re ecstatic. You’re going to buy a yacht now!
Hardness, specific gravity and color dissolved in HCl acid is how you differentiate silver from lead. And many times lead is high in silver and vice versa so that can be confusing.platinum silver gold have all been mined within an hour of here, 50 old gold mines within like 10 mins, heaps of metals around, but i do live on a farm and could really be any old melted metal, might just add it to my rock collection, looks pretty cool anyway, i have a detector that has a different beep for different metals it sounded exactly like gold which is why i dug it up lol, thanks guys
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