Some sort of brass pendant?

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Asian gold will be about 20 carat. :thumbsup:
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Jamesey1981 wrote: Thu Nov 25, 2021 6:49 pm 0.01 is hundredths of a gram, they will be good enough.

Don't know if you need to do it anyway, it it was brass it would be very unlikely to be that shiny.
Thanks again for your advice. It weighs 7.28g - I’m not sure what that tells me but am so thrilled to have found something gold!
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DaveP wrote: Thu Nov 25, 2021 7:07 pm Well done.

It's curious that the star isn't symmetrical. A density test as Jamesey suggests would be worthwhile as it could be 'plated' but I hope not.
Thank you Dave. The star is way more symmetrical on the other side but there doesn’t appear to be any other major anomalies. I’ll certainly get it tested because I’m really curious now.
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Metalurgy wrote: Thu Nov 25, 2021 7:21 pm Agree with the above,if you take it to a local jeweller,they can do an acid test which indicates how pure it is.
Good luck and well found.👍
Thanks Metalurgy.
I didn’t know that’s how they tested for gold but I’ll give it a go now my curiosity is up!
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Beckybue wrote: Thu Nov 25, 2021 8:59 pm Thanks again for your advice. It weighs 7.28g - I’m not sure what that tells me but am so thrilled to have found something gold!
This is how you do a density test, not my post, nicked it from someone called Barnet another forum, they're long gone from there but if this is your post and you're here under another name then thanks.


Zero your scales and weigh the object you want to test, make a note of the weight. This ring weighed 3.91 grams.

Place a cup of water on a set of digital scales that are accurate to two or more decimal places. I'm using a Scobby Doo cup as it's the lightest one I have that clear so you can see whats going on, but something like a plastic cup from a coffee vending machine is lighter. Heavier glass cups will tip your scales over the . Reset to Zero, on my scales this is the Tare button.

Tie the object to piece of cotton of something similar, I’m actually using a bit of string that came off the netting that comes round oranges as it's very light and non absorbent. Suspended the object in the water, just below the surface so as little as possible of the string is added to the equation. Wait for the scales to settle and take the reading. In this case with the ring, it was 0.25 grams.
Simple Math

(Weight of the object) divided by (weight of water displaced)

In this case :- 3.91 / 0.25 = 15.64

Metal Density
Gold 19.3
Silver 10.5
Platinum 21.4
Palladium 12.0
Copper 9.0
9ct 10.9 to 12.7
14ct 12.9 to 14.6
18ct Yellow 15.2 to 15.9
18ct White 14.7 to 16.9
22ct 17.7 to 17.8
Sterling Silver 10.2 to 10.3
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Oxgirl wrote: Thu Nov 25, 2021 7:35 pm Great find. Remember to do a gold dance and thank the field when you return :Luv Ya:
Lol Oxgirl, I will pay my respects when I’m next back there (in form of a self-conscious shuffle 😂)
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Jamesey1981 wrote: Thu Nov 25, 2021 9:04 pm This is how you do a density test, not my post, nicked it from someone called Barnet another forum, they're long gone from there but if this is your post and you're here under another name then thanks.


Zero your scales and weigh the object you want to test, make a note of the weight. This ring weighed 3.91 grams.

Place a cup of water on a set of digital scales that are accurate to two or more decimal places. I'm using a Scobby Doo cup as it's the lightest one I have that clear so you can see whats going on, but something like a plastic cup from a coffee vending machine is lighter. Heavier glass cups will tip your scales over the . Reset to Zero, on my scales this is the Tare button.

Tie the object to piece of cotton of something similar, I’m actually using a bit of string that came off the netting that comes round oranges as it's very light and non absorbent. Suspended the object in the water, just below the surface so as little as possible of the string is added to the equation. Wait for the scales to settle and take the reading. In this case with the ring, it was 0.25 grams.
Simple Math

(Weight of the object) divided by (weight of water displaced)

In this case :- 3.91 / 0.25 = 15.64

Metal Density
Gold 19.3
Silver 10.5
Platinum 21.4
Palladium 12.0
Copper 9.0
9ct 10.9 to 12.7
14ct 12.9 to 14.6
18ct Yellow 15.2 to 15.9
18ct White 14.7 to 16.9
22ct 17.7 to 17.8
Sterling Silver 10.2 to 10.3
950 Platinum 20.1
Thank you so much for the info. Love the random Scooby Doo cup reference! Will give it a go . Huge thanks again from a MD newbie on a very steep learning curve…
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Beckybue wrote: Thu Nov 25, 2021 9:24 pm Thank you so much for the info. Love the random Scooby Doo cup reference! Will give it a go . Huge thanks again from a MD newbie on a very steep learning curve…
No worries.

This is actually a pretty useful technique, a plated item will pass an acid test for gold unless you rub enough off to go through the plating, and a rolled gold item certainly will, but neither will pass a density test.
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Beckybue wrote: Thu Nov 25, 2021 8:59 pm Thanks again for your advice. It weighs 7.28g - I’m not sure what that tells me but am so thrilled to have found something gold!
At that weight I would expect it to be solid gold. :thumbsup:
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Jamesey1981 wrote: Thu Nov 25, 2021 9:35 pm No worries.

This is actually a pretty useful technique, a plated item will pass an acid test for gold unless you rub enough off to go through the plating, and a rolled gold item certainly will, but neither will pass a density test.
Thanks so much, and noted!
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Easylife wrote: Thu Nov 25, 2021 9:40 pm At that weight I would expect it to be solid gold. :thumbsup:
Lol and thank you- not the first solid gold item I expected to find on rural pasture in the depths of Norfolk, but I’ll take it 😂
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A very unusual design and a very nice find indeed!

I would be very surprised if that was not solid gold...

I would suggest you go over every part of it, particularly the rear, with a magnifying glass and check for any stamps or hallmarks..

Also, if that was there, there could be a broken gold chain somewhere too!
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Pete E wrote: Thu Nov 25, 2021 10:16 pm A very unusual design and a very nice find indeed!

I would be very surprised if that was not solid gold...

I would suggest you go over every part of it, particularly the rear, with a magnifying glass and check for any stamps or hallmarks..

Also, if that was there, there could be a broken gold chain somewhere too!
Thanks Pete, and will do, even with my extreme myopia I might be able to spot a stamp on it. It hadn’t occurred to me that there may be a chain there somewhere 😮
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Becky,

can you post a picture of the reverse please (with the scale). The two domes might upset the result of a density test and it would be good to know if the water can get inside or not. If they are 'closed' but not solid then it isn't too difficult to estimate the effect if you post your test numbers.

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Beckybue wrote: Fri Nov 26, 2021 7:20 am Thanks Pete, and will do, even with my extreme myopia I might be able to spot a stamp on it. It hadn’t occurred to me that there may be a chain there somewhere 😮
The chances of finding the chain are slim, but it's worth thinking about....I am not sure which detector you have, but have a read of the thread about the Equinox and Gold as the same things apply to most detectors.

I found part of a gold watch chain a couple of years back, and I still check the general vicinity when ever I go in that particular field...I have found several bits of a non gold pocket watch very close by, but not the other bit of chain yet but hope springs eternal!
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