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    dz
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    Yellow metal inside black rock

    Found non magnetic metal(?), invariably, within black stones. Inside (when split) they look grey or silvery. Outside, probably because exposed to air, they look yellow. Here are some pics;Click image for larger version. 

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    us
    Oct 2019
    MA
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    Iron pyrite on schist or slate. It could also be chalcopyrite.
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    dz
    Jan 2021
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    Maybe, but a magnet didn't attract it. Here's a sharper view of a nice piece I extracted from a black stone brought
    from a quarry.Click image for larger version. 

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    pic.
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    us
    Jan 2013
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    Iron pyrite isn't magnetic. Here's a crystal cluster of pyrite.


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    us
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    Minor point, very minor..it is magnetic, in cases, just not with a "regular" magnet normally. I bought a reeeeeeally powerful magnet a few years ago for magnet fishing and naturally crossed interests and have detected the magnetic field of many things I never really thought of as
    magnetic (even what were previously "non-magnetic" hematite specimens. Love the color (likely more iron/sulfides) in the sample provided, plus it's shape...seriously a good specimen!


    Quote Originally Posted by Doubter in MD View Post
    Iron pyrite isn't magnetic. Here's a crystal cluster of pyrite.


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  6. #6
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    Bill B

    Sep 2010
    Upstate NY
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    Congratulations it’s a beautiful specimen

 

 

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