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Locate object says the following:

This spell can't locate an object if any thickness of lead, even a thin sheet, blocks a direct path between you and the object.

So then, what if the object itself was made of lead? Does the nature of that object prevent itself from being found by locate object? Can this spell find things made of lead?

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Locate Object can find 'any' object as long as there's no lead between the caster and the object.

Even if the object is lead.

The material make up of the object in question is never specified, the only specific limitations is if there's lead between you and it, its over 1,000 feet away, or if you don't know the specific object, then you're only able to locate the nearest object of a particular 'kind'.

Full spell text:

Describe or name an object that is familiar to you. You sense the direction to the object’s location, as long as that object is within 1,000 feet of you. If the object is in motion, you know the direction of its movement.

The spell can locate a specific object known to you, as long as you have seen it up close—within 30 feet—at least once. Alternatively, the spell can locate the nearest object of a particular kind, such as a certain kind of apparel, jewelry, furniture, tool, or weapon.

This spell can’t locate an object if any thickness of lead, even a thin sheet, blocks a direct path between you and the object.

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