What Does Fools Gold Look like?


The mineral pyrite is called "fool's gold" the miners during the California Gold Rush often confused it with real gold because of its yellow metallic appearance. However, pyrite can be easily distinguished from real gold because it is harder and more brittle.
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Fools gold may have some silver elements to it or may be very yellow as well. You can also test it buy submerging it in water as Fools Gold has a tendency to be bendable unlike real gold.
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