Wednesday, January 07, 2009
Called "white bronze", these types of gravestones are really cast zinc. Zinc is not magnetic like iron so you can tell if you have found one by trying to get a magnet to stick to it. (I must put a magnet in my gravestone bag!)
These types of gravestones have an interesting history and a short period of time of manufacture. When I spot one in a cemetery, I am always drawn to them. The AGS has a wonderful article about them.
I have found some of these in the Stewart Cemetery, River Bend Cemetery and locally in Beaver Cemetery in my next town.