Gold vs Pyrite – Telling The Difference in The Field – Gold Mining Equipment

Gold vs Pyrite – Telling The Difference in The Field – Gold Mining Equipment

Gold vs Pyrite – Telling The Difference in The Field – Gold Mining Equipment – – 888-236-6580

Just finishing up that decomposing granite I bought at the landscaping store. There is quite a bit of pyrite in it, but there is a little fine gold and small chunky flakes. In this film I am showing how to tell the difference between real gold and fools gold. As you can see in this video, pyrite acts different than gold in a pan.

It also has a different sheen in the sun and it is a lot more brittle than gold. It is important to remember that finding pyrite is not a bad thing. You find gold where you find black sands and iron pyrite and, like Tom Massie said in the most recent Gold Fever episode I watched, pyrite often has some very low quality gold in it (like 40% or less gold).

So, it is okay to hang onto it with your black sands. You can eventually crush it and use heat and/or chemicals to extract it. If you get enough, it might make it worth the effort to extract. I know guys with tubs of iron sands and pyrite they are keeping to process later on.

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Gold vs Pyrite – Telling The Difference in The Field – Gold Mining Equipment – – 888-236-6580