Not so foolish after all: ‘fool’s gold’ contains a newly discovered type of real gold

Original article by Denis Fougerouse
theconversation.com – Page: Online : 29-Jun-21

Pyrite has long been known as ‘fool’s gold’ because of its resemblance to the precious metal, but pyrite crystals do actually contain small amounts of real gold. Gold hidden within pyrite is sometimes referred to as ‘invisible gold’, and researchers have recently discovered a third, previously unrecognised way that gold can "lurk" inside pyrite. Their discovery may help gold miners to more efficiently extract gold from pyrite, thereby reducing emissions, as well as providing interesting insights into how mineral deposits form.

CORPORATES

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s