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I am strictly looking for help to satisfy my curiosity as I think that I did find unusual specimen.
I am just an amateur gold hunter. I fished out a strange rock from a stream in Oregon that set off my metal detector. It does not attract a magnet but clearly it is metallic in nature.
Weight is approx. 12 LB, outside is black/gray and bumpy. There are some rust color deposits all around the rock and may be just from sitting in the water as it is fairly soft.Upon further review and lateral cut it is dark gray with black and gray veins and also light grey patches.I was able to run XRF spectral analysis that report these major elements:
Additionally traces of Platinum, Yttrium, Cadmium and Indium are found in the specimen.
This almost sounds like a recipe for superconductor :)
Another noteworthy observation from running the specimen under the XRF analyzer and granted it is designed to be an alloy analyzer, is that there was very profound and distinct peak for Hydrogen.Does this sound to you like a composition of any kind of terrestrial ore?
It does have a little bit of resemblance of meteorite fusion crust and that is why I am asking. Any kind of your help would be greatly appreciated.