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

By Denis Fougerouse, Research Fellow, School of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Curtin University
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Fool's gold, or pyrite, is made of worthless iron disulfide, but can contain tiny amounts of the real thing. Using an 'atom probe', research has uncovered a new way gold atoms can hide in pyrite crystals.


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