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HighInBC
02-17-2012, 03:24 PM
I just got this ring in a shipment of scrap. Does anyone know why someone put this stone on this ring? Is it a special stone, a meteorite perhaps?

http://images.highinbc.com.s3.amazonaws.com/20120217_121847.jpg

Feral child
02-17-2012, 03:42 PM
Could be i guess, but it appears to have a grainy crystaline structure- an ore maybe?

Reminds me a bit of Galena ore which commonly contains silver.

http://0.tqn.com/d/geology/1/0/S/A/1/galena500.jpg

WesleeTU
02-17-2012, 03:43 PM
Silver Ore or something similar? I would think any type of meteorite would possibly look a little more glassy/like volcanic rock from it's atmospheric entry.

captainsilverton
02-17-2012, 03:45 PM
Silver Ore or something similar? I would think any type of meteorite would possibly look a little more glassy/like volcanic rock from it's atmospheric entry.

they etch meteroites to look just like that...do a bay search and see photos of etched meteorites.

interesting.

INCA

Atlas Shrugged
02-17-2012, 03:45 PM
Looks like asphalt, might be from someone's driveway. :o

captainsilverton
02-17-2012, 03:46 PM
I just got this ring in a shipment of scrap. Does anyone know why someone put this stone on this ring? Is it a special stone, a meteorite perhaps?

http://images.highinbc.com.s3.amazonaws.com/20120217_121847.jpg

it does look like a small piece of meteorite??? is it heavy and dense in that mexican silver ?????setting??

INCA

ParlayTheHard8
02-17-2012, 04:59 PM
I just got this ring in a shipment of scrap. Does anyone know why someone put this stone on this ring? Is it a special stone, a meteorite perhaps?

http://images.highinbc.com.s3.amazonaws.com/20120217_121847.jpg

see that movie "Joe Dirt"? That looks like a piece of his "meteor"! :D

Ag gnostic
02-17-2012, 05:12 PM
It's the kidney stone of John the Baptist.

Copperhead
02-17-2012, 05:25 PM
OMG! Green Lantern's ring. :eek:

t00nces2
02-17-2012, 05:26 PM
Is it attracted to a magnet?

Ag gnostic
02-17-2012, 05:55 PM
Is it attracted to a magnet?

That's probably a really good test for meteorite, actually.

Koapaka
02-17-2012, 06:04 PM
Kryptonite maybe??? ;)

garth64
02-17-2012, 06:11 PM
my guess is it is a crystalline platinum nugget

captainsilverton
02-17-2012, 06:21 PM
Is it attracted to a magnet?

TRUE test.....they hunt for them with magnetic coils...

INCA

coindog
02-17-2012, 06:58 PM
Kryptonite maybe??? ;)

that's what i was thinking. one way to test it is to find..........;)

HighInBC
02-17-2012, 09:21 PM
It is not very dense, not noticeably denser than the rest of the ring. No magnetic attraction.

I may just have to advertise it as "Not sure, might be a meteorite".

wholeflaffer
02-17-2012, 09:38 PM
My thoughts:

1. Emergency lump of coal
2. Ball & Chain wedding ring (for the groom)
3. Kidney stone memento (ouch!)
4. Weapon (more effective than a class ring)

SilverSlug
02-17-2012, 09:50 PM
If it looks and "feels" like a metal but non magnetic it could be marcasite. I used to find a lot when I was young. And they did make a lot of jewelry using marcasite , but I can tell from the picture.

Fusion
02-17-2012, 11:26 PM
Looks like the engagement ring I bought and lost. I'll PM you my address.:eek:

Good picture. But I think the .925 band is worth more than the rock. You should send that pic to a geologist blog and see what they say. They'll argue over it for weeks.

govikesgo
02-18-2012, 01:40 AM
Not sure what it is, but it's the most God awful looking thing I've ever seen:o

Metal_Mulisha
02-18-2012, 02:58 AM
Doberman to me ;)

Westerner
02-18-2012, 05:43 AM
Make sure it does not glow green in a black light. Also test to see if it's radio active at all. Could be part of the moon.

Apollo moon rocks missing....


http://www.stuff.co.nz/world/americas/2861027/Apollo-moon-rocks-missing


http://static.stuff.co.nz/1252873810/051/2861051.jpg