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My new find

Have no idea what matel this is can someone help pls .


  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited August 17, 2022 6:20AM

    @Owlx ... It appears to be mica infused quartz....more pictures, not quite so close would help. Cheers, RickO

  • AUandAGAUandAG Posts: 24,486 ✭✭✭✭✭

    If you take any pics any closer we could taste it.
    Maybe pyrite on quartz?


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  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @AUandAG has a good idea as well.... certainly could be pyrite. Cheers, RickO

  • justindanjustindan Posts: 688 ✭✭✭✭✭

    State dependent. Looks like SC quartz/pyrite matrix. Hard to tell from pics though.

  • VegasDanVegasDan Posts: 58 ✭✭✭

    Nice find there’s a lot of mineralization in those specimens.Get yourself a rock crusher and pan it out.
    I found a few myself!

  • Namvet69Namvet69 Posts: 8,594 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It's called fools gold for a reason. Good luck. Peace Roy

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  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Pretty rock.... Iron pyrite... Cheers, RickO

  • OwlxOwlx Posts: 261 ✭✭

    Ok ? Does Iron pyrite pass a continuity test

  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Owlx ... Do you mean does it conduct electricity? Resistance measurable with a meter? If so, yes. Cheers, RickO

  • OwlxOwlx Posts: 261 ✭✭

    Pyrite will not complete a circuit.or we would be using it like copper I agree that you can get a measurement of ohms from pyrite and if it really smart like me u can do the math and compare values to that if gold and get a clue as to it's real or not 5 % or less I's gold

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