Lump of Metal

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Lump of Metal

Post by KernowViking » Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:28 pm

Evening all.

My apologies for being so vague!


I had a couple of hours on one of my permissions for the first time this afternoon, when this popped up.


It was around 6-8 inches deep, stoney horse pasture.

It measures around 50mm in length.

Am I right in thinking lead?


Thank you all

Cheers

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Re: Lump of Metal

Post by Me and my boy » Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:49 pm

Looks like a bit of lead. Put it in the lead scrap bucket as it soon mounts up £££
As for an id it could be anything.
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Re: Lump of Metal

Post by KernowViking » Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:56 pm

Thought it was lead thank you.

I'm not too worried about an i.d.
To me it looks like a melted piece or a run off, I found a similiar smaller piece not too far away.
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Re: Lump of Metal

Post by thefiggis » Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:58 pm

KernowViking wrote:
Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:28 pm
Am I right in thinking lead?
Certainly looks like a piece of lead spill. Does it bend easily?
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Re: Lump of Metal

Post by KernowViking » Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:33 pm

thefiggis wrote:
Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:58 pm
KernowViking wrote:
Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:28 pm
Am I right in thinking lead?
Certainly looks like a piece of lead spill. Does it bend easily?
It doesn't. Really quite solid
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Re: Lump of Metal

Post by KernowViking » Tue Jun 12, 2018 4:10 pm

Would this give any pointers towards the use of the land? Or just that someone once poured some lead near where I found it?
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Re: Lump of Metal

Post by Ladybird66 » Tue Jun 12, 2018 4:20 pm

Maybe I’m a bit more imaginative than some but as soon as I looked at it I could see a dog. Looks like it might be fighting, wrestling with something else.
Right now you can have a good laugh.
It’s uncanny how often metal run off resembles ‘something’. If you find more or lumps of charcoal then it’s possible there was smelting being done.
Have you checked it with a magnet ? Lead is not magnetic and neither is Bloomery Iron.

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Post by KernowViking » Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:56 pm

It's not magnetic, and under the whiteis/brown covering it's very silver/shiny
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Re: Lump of Metal

Post by amphora » Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:59 pm

I did find all kinds off lumps in all kinds of metal. Everywere.

At war/bombed sites for instance you'll find iron/steel or copper lumps (by HE molten metals).
At camp sites you'll find in the camp fire molten beer crown caps and aluminium (food raps and wine caps).
Farmers repaired a lot with lead at the field.
And farms and barns burned down, also with metal lumps as result.
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Re: Lump of Metal

Post by Ladybird66 » Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:17 pm

The Farmer will probably know some of the more recent history. You could ask him. Must admit, as I have never had much interest in our recent history, i.e. 1850 to present I tend to forget how much it has affected our land-scape.
I should know better, I dig enough up. Wait till you’ve been detecting for a few years. You’ll have that much scrap you’ll be looking for somewhere to sell it. So start off right, keep it separate.

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