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Is this possible? Do I have a very rare find? Click image for larger version - Name: 20180327_214448.jpg, Views: 68, Size: 1.96 MB Click image for larger version - Name: 20180327_214505.jpg, Views: 70, Size: 2.27 MB
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estwing
I think it's pyrite, my friend, what they call "fool's gold"...
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Elwood67
Yeah I considered it may be pyrite. Sure would like to be certain. Must be a way to find out. An easy way...
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Elwood67
Yeah I considered it may be pyrite.Would be way cooler if it was gold. Must be an easy way to figure it out...





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Elwood67
Elwood67 wrote:
Is this possible? Do I have a very rare find?
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prep01
Yes, it's iron pyrites FeS2.
Colin Huller
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MartynH
Hi

Quickest way to check is a streak test on the back of porcelain tile - if you scratch the material on the back and it leaves a black mark it is pyrite, if it leaves a yellow mark it is gold. My money is on this being Pyrite as it occurs an awful lot in association with fossil material. 
Martyn H
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prep01
Gold is found in quarz veins (igneous), not sedimentary strata!
Colin Huller
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Unregistered
Gold is found in all three basic rock types. 
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prep01
Yes, as derived but not FORMED in them!
Colin Huller
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