Did you cut open the oil filter to see if there are bigger pieces stuck in there?
Could tell you if it's a bigger problem than just a bit of break-in wear.
Can't think of anything other than bearings that would be the source of the gold/copper colored stuff. I'd be placing a call to the engine builder (unless that's you) to get their opinion on next steps.
Not what you, or anyone, would want to hear, but there's no easy way to sugarcoat news like this. Take the oil pan off and start removing main and/or rod bearing caps. You won't have to look for very long before you find the problem.
I put 100 miles on my 408W and had the oil analyzed here at work- there was so much crap in it that I about shipped my pants! My co-worker said change the oil and filter and run it some more. After another 200 miles, all the bad mojo numbers started to drop. Another 500 miles and they dropped again. Currently I have somewhere around 2,500 miles on the car, the last oil sample had nothing to worry about, and it runs and sounds great. Now I'm not saying to just drive yours and forget about it, just that there's a possibility that it could be nothing to worry about like mine... Hope that's the case for you too!!
For the "drive it another 100 miles crowd" I have one question:
where does copper come from that can be considered normal, and not needing attention ? ? The only copper I know of is under the outer backing of the plain "Babbitt" bearings. Once you're thru to the copper, OUCH !
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