This is an example of the mineral pyrite.
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This mineral sparkles like gold! But it is not really gold. It is called pyrite and you can find it in all sorts of rocks like sedimentary, metamorphic and igneous rocks.
People call it "Fool's Gold" because some people are fooled into thinking it is gold!
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TES XXVI, 3 fall 2010
The Fall 2010 issue of The Earth Scientist
, focuses on rocks and minerals, including articles on minerals and mining, the use of minerals in society, and rare earth minerals, and includes 3 posters!
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