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Wait... is this gold in a Red Jasper? O.O

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This is stunning... ♥ anyone with a clue of what is this?

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asked Aug 6, 2014 by Jas (240 points)

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Well, that definitely does look like jasper, though those items you circled are too small to see. But if they look like gold they are likely pyrite embedded within the jasper.

answered Aug 7, 2014 by hershel (50,300 points)
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Pyrite. Gold doesn't form as crystals inside of other rocks, or at least I haven't heard of it happening. Gold is too soft. Very nice piece of jasper, though.
answered Aug 4 by linkisnotzelda (3,910 points)

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