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Every month I receive a dozen or so emails with people asking me "I found something I'm not sure if it is gold or pyrite, how can I tell?"

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Pyrite specimen from a copper and gold producing mine, Arizona, found by Rod Fitzhugh.
Gold specimen from a central Arizona lode mine, found by Rod Fitzhugh.
Gold specimen from a lode prospect photographed on a quartz/pyrite specimen, acquired from Russ Ford of Russ Ford Prospecting www.russfordprospecting.com
Gold specimen from a lode prospect, Arizona, found by Rod Fitzhugh.
Gold specimen from a Tucson, Arizona placer deposit, found by Rod Fitzhugh.
Gold specimen from a lode prospect acquired from Russ Ford of Russ Ford Prospecting www.russfordprospecting.com
Close up of the surface of a pyrite specimen.
Gold specimen from a lode prospect photographed on a quartz/pyrite specimen, acquired from Russ Ford of Russ Ford Prospecting www.russfordprospecting.com
Placer gold nuggets and a specimen all found by Rod Fitzhugh. Top left from Cleator, AZ (7.1 grams - cleaned in ultrasonic cleaner), Top right Little San Domingo area (10.9 grams), bottom left Yuma, AZ (7.4 grams), bottom right Lake Havasu, AZ area (7.5 grams). Photographed on pyrite specimen.
Ribbon type gold acquired from "Grubstake" Gary B. Mariposa, CA. (7 grams)
Coarse gold found by Rod Fitzhugh, south of Tucson, AZ. The hairs on the close up are dog hairs from where I dropped the piece on my dog's bed.
Gold in a vial panned by Rod Fitzhugh near Prescott, AZ.
Wire gold found by Rod Fitzhugh, location undisclosed.
Pyrite, lead ore and other minerals. This piece after crushing contained a small amount of gold (not visible). Found by Rod Fitzhugh. Overall size aprox. a baseball.