Can someone help me identify this rock?

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Offline Sweetep76

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Can someone help me identify this rock?
« on: 08/07/2014 06:13:04 »
[attachment=18965]This rock is super heavy... Its the size of my fist and must weigh 5-8 lbs. Thanks for helping me out!

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Offline RD

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Re: Can someone help me identify this rock?
« Reply #1 on: 08/07/2014 16:33:06 »
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If the "gold" takes the form of cubes , then it isn't gold ...



http://www.sandatlas.org/2012/11/pyrite/
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Offline Bill S

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Re: Can someone help me identify this rock?
« Reply #2 on: 11/07/2014 03:46:01 »
Hi Sweetep76.  I'm strongly inclined to go with RD on this one.  It looks like pyrite.  Also looks like you have some copper bloom (No 4).  Where did you find it?
 

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Re: Can someone help me identify this rock?
« Reply #3 on: 08/08/2014 00:00:22 »
Or, if the photos show true colors, I would suggest chalcopyrite.
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