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Is It Fool’s Gold

We’ve heard the pirate stories – some pirate wrangles up a crew, finds a ship to use and sails out onto the high seas in search of buried treasure, only to struggle through hardship and toil to find that the treasure he sought all along wasn’t gold – at least not “real gold.” It was […]

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What is Iron Pyrite?

It says something about the immense value of gold that even its substitute – and not even a substitute, at that – becomes famous as “fool’s gold.” That’s why iron pyrite is better known as, even though chemically it is better described as an iron sulfide, which occurs when iron reacts with sulfur. It all […]

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