Let’s talk about Pyrite and Gold

Pyrite

Gold and pyrite are two very misunderstood and often misidentified aspects to rock hounding and gold mining. Not only is pyrite (FeS2) one of the most common minerals on earth its easily recognized by its bright yellow color and brilliance. Pyrite often occurs in quartz and can be crystalline in nature, cubical or in a mass. Pyrite is …

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