Fool's Gold


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Fool's Gold

Iron pyrite, or a metal that superficially looks like gold. It is used to produce sulfur dioxide, which is important in making paper. Fool's gold was often mistaken for real gold during gold rushes and at other times, but is vastly less valuable.
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Infrared spectra of the debris, taken by another Galileo instrument, indicate that the material is either silicate or iron pyrite, commonly known as fool's gold, says Robert W.
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And before we race off to go prospecting in those hills, we might usefully recall that fool's gold is much more common and that gold has to be panned for, dug out from other substances.
At night they lifted the glass of black grapes and sugar to their lips and drank the flaked gold suspended in wine like sparks of fire, then watched it fall like fool's gold to the bottom of a pond.
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