Lost Gold Of The Dark Ages

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Lost Gold Of The Dark Ages

Postby Plays In The Dirt » Mon Apr 19, 2010 3:47 pm

This program will be re-aired today at 5:00 PM & 8:00 PM PST on the National Geographic Channel for those of you who missed it yesterday. It was an amazing discovery and was very interesting to watch.

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Re: Lost Gold Of The Dark Ages

Postby Apache Devil » Mon Apr 26, 2010 11:05 am

Lost Gold of the Dark Ages? That would be my wedding band. It flew into the fireplace along with a chunk of wood I was tossing into it back in 1979.

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Re: Lost Gold Of The Dark Ages

Postby Plays In The Dirt » Mon Apr 26, 2010 11:14 am

Apache Devil wrote:Lost Gold of the Dark Ages? That would be my wedding band. It flew into the fireplace along with a chunk of wood I was tossing into it back in 1979.


If that had been me I would've been diving-in after it. The burns I received would've been less painful than trying to explain it to my wife. :D

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Re: Lost Gold Of The Dark Ages

Postby Apache Devil » Mon Apr 26, 2010 5:30 pm

That puppy flew right down into the hottest part of the fire, those bright orange caves of hell. I think it was vaporized in seconds. I quickly grabbed the ash shovel and tried to scoop it out, but never found any remains.

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Re: Lost Gold Of The Dark Ages

Postby TradClimber » Mon Apr 26, 2010 5:38 pm

The important thing is - did your wife buy that story? :P

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Re: Lost Gold Of The Dark Ages

Postby Plays In The Dirt » Mon Apr 26, 2010 6:20 pm

TradClimber wrote:The important thing is - did your wife buy that story? :P

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That's what I'm thinking...

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Re: Lost Gold Of The Dark Ages

Postby Mike C. » Mon Apr 26, 2010 9:07 pm

That's a painful experience---more ways than one! OUCH! :? Mike C.

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Re: Lost Gold Of The Dark Ages

Postby Jim Hatt » Mon Apr 26, 2010 9:51 pm

The melting point of gold is 1947.52 deg. F. There is little chance your fireplace ever gets anywhere near that hot.

Aluminum melts at 1200 deg. F. Toss a Pepsi can in the fire sometime and watch how long it takes to start to even droop. Even then it will not melt completely down into a solid blob.

If you would have sifted the ashes through a screen after the fire burned out. You probably would have found your ring completely unharmed.

If you know where you buried the ashes... It's probably still there.

Jim

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Re: Lost Gold Of The Dark Ages

Postby Space Cowboy » Tue Apr 27, 2010 1:59 pm

And ruin a perfectly good yarn?

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Re: Lost Gold Of The Dark Ages

Postby Apache Devil » Tue Apr 27, 2010 3:48 pm

I searched, could not find it.
Oh ya, the wife bitched allrighty, but then bitching was about all she ever did anyway so that was nothing new.


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