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Hello can pyrite crush to find dust like this ?


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There may be some gold in there, BUT it won’t be visible….. assay or XRF is the only way to know if there’s any gold

 With an ore like that, IF there’s gold locked up inside that pyrite, it’s more likely than not, that it would be more costly to refine than it would be worth.  I DO usually carry a  jewelers loupe with me when I’m out and about, but unless I see actual free gold that can be crushed and panned, the type rock you had usually gets tossed… hard rock mining can get real expensive real fast 

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Pyrite is quite the material, and it does look golden (master of deception sometimes), but unlike real gold that will flatten (rather than crush to small bits), pyrite has its tell that you discovered when you smashed it up.

Keep looking, real gold is still out there.

All the best,


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