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I would break a piece off and crush it in my mortar and pestle and then pan it to see if there's gold.  When I first got the mortar and pestle,  I would have crushed the whole rock, but that would be hours of work to get the entire sample to -50 mesh.  Now I just crush a piece that would fit inside a closed fist, not the size of the closed fist, but inside the closed fist.  Saul's trick is much easier, but there's no workout involved.  If you press the gold with the knife and it crumbles, it's pyrite.  If it leaves a malleable indentation, probably gold. 

I don't see any gold.  It is Thursday morning and I've got not much else to do, so why not crush some rocks!

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