Featured Are there any Geologist here ? Please help identify this rock and metal formation.

Discussion in 'Antique Discussion' started by Joe Collura, Mar 24, 2019.

  1. Joe Collura

    Joe Collura Active Member

    I found this at a yard sale. It is very cool but I have no idea what it is. Also would something like this be valuable ? Just asking because after all the research I have done I have seen nothing like it and it is not man made. BD618001-DA01-4F94-9CE3-2A470F0DDDAC.jpeg BD618001-DA01-4F94-9CE3-2A470F0DDDAC.jpeg 98DADFBA-B8A7-46B5-B09F-41CAB2564CD9.jpeg AB9C6926-1EFA-4E75-B67D-7C8D90CD698B.jpeg 89A2A60E-D468-492E-B914-10C8C45CFFC4.jpeg
     
  2. clutteredcloset49

    clutteredcloset49 Well-Known Member

    Does a magnet stick to it?

    Looks sort of like excess metal pour.
    Wait for others to chime in.
     
  3. Hollyblue

    Hollyblue Well-Known Member

    Is the rust colored material magnetic,looks like iron slag.
     
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  4. Joe Collura

    Joe Collura Active Member

  5. Mixdenny

    Mixdenny Active Member

    Looks man made to me, I second the slag answer, I've seen tons of it, some pieces are all stuck together and weigh hundreds of pounds.
     
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  6. Joe Collura

    Joe Collura Active Member

    This is only 6 to 8 inches high by maybe 5 “ wide I don’t know about man made though.
     
  7. Hollyblue

    Hollyblue Well-Known Member

  8. Joe Collura

    Joe Collura Active Member

    Now that is interesting definitely plausible.
     
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  9. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    looks like iron waste.....or slag art...or both !
     
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  10. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

    Looks like slag to me.
     
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  11. gregsglass

    gregsglass Well-Known Member

    Hi,
    Looks like slag to me. When I was a kid, living outside Pittsburgh PA. There was a huge and I mean HUGE dump where the iron mills would dump the hot slag. The railroad would dump hundreds of rail cars of slag down a 200 foot cliff. The stuff was still burning brightly. It looked like visions of Hell. The dumping went on day and night. From a mile away you could feel the heat blasts.
    greg
     
  12. i need help

    i need help Well-Known Member

    End of day Sculpture?
     
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  13. wiscbirddog

    wiscbirddog Well-Known Member

    INH are you changing from our super sleuth to our court jester? :D
     
  14. silverthwait

    silverthwait Well-Known Member

    Had I happened to see that thing in situ, I'd have grabbed it.

    No, I don't know why...
     
  15. Bronwen

    Bronwen Well-Known Member

    My immediate impression was that it was molten metal, as others have said, iron slag, that was poured into water, froze into that sort of scholar's rock free-form shape & also picked up some real rocks as it settled. Maybe broken away from a much larger mass for its interesting look.

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