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Does anyone know what mineral this is?

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It’s kinda grayish and I was told it may contain gold.

asked Jun 10, 2018 by Arbi717 (120 points)

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May be pyrite. Check to see if it is magnetic. Gold will not be.
answered Jun 18, 2018 by Weasel (55,930 points)
You can also check the streak. Pyrite has a black streak. Neither pyrite or gold are magnetic though so that shouldn't have any relevancy to the inquiry. As far as pyrite containing gold, that's unlikely unless the specimen originates from a known gold-producing occurrence.

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