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Can I get some help here pls!Is it gold ??!?


  • MeltdownMeltdown Posts: 8,605 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 14, 2020 10:38AM

    Looks like iron pyrite to me.

    When found with quartz crystals (as it often is), the encrustation of pyrite causes the quartz to form delicate, needle-like points unlike any you've seen before! ... Gold is a very soft metal and will bend or break when you do this; iron pyrite is much harder and won't budge.

  • drei3reedrei3ree Posts: 3,430 ✭✭✭✭

    I don't believe it's gold...but you can check it with a straight pin or knife. If it's gold, it will not break or chip when you poke it. Gold is soft, not brittle.

  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Yep... Iron pyrite... or more commonly called 'fools gold'....Cheers, RickO

  • ttownttown Posts: 4,472 ✭✭✭

    Flake a sample off and try to crush it. If it’s gold it flatten out like medal, if not falls apart into crystals.
    My guess fools gold as well and a nice sample.

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