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    What kind of metal?

    It's heavy. Cast iron of some flavor?
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    Re: What kind of metal?

    Drill into it with an 1/8" drill bit about an 1/8". If the cuttings are granular it is likely cast iron.
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    Re: What kind of metal?

    Quote Originally Posted by tiggen View Post
    It's heavy. Cast iron of some flavor?
    It’s a meteorite…worth 100,000


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    Re: What kind of metal?

    What it was part of will often give you clues to the most likely suspected alloy.
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    Re: What kind of metal?

    It came off a rabbit, the kind of thing my mother in law would have in her garden. It is a solid casting, which I find odd. Most of these lawn ornaments I've seen are hollow. She wanted to know if I could weld it back on. Will do spark and drill test if she brings it back.

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    Re: What kind of metal?

    Then if it is iron (magnetic) it is most likely gray iron of whatever grade was in the furnace the day they wanted to get the molds off the pouring floor. Up here it would get o/a brazed and painted. Or if the bronze was going to offend someone maybe welded with cast iron again with o/a.
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    Re: What kind of metal?

    I'd probably just use an epoxy to repair a lawn ornament. It's has a lot of rough surface area so should work great and keep the existing colour match.

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    Re: What kind of metal?

    Epoxy

    If you weld it, that kind of stuff is made with pot metal. Like anything around the pot gets dropped into it, steel, other cast, aluminum, the older Chinese guy who wanted a raise.... anything.

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