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    Anybody with a background in Metallurgy? Im asking because I figure a metallurgist would know how to tell fools gold from the real thing. Much of the gold going around now that people are investing in is fake. If anybody, I suppose a metallurgist would know real from fake gold.


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    Duplicate post.


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    The old "acid test" of the proverb... Concentrated acids will react with fools gold, the real thing will only react with aqua regia

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acid_test_(gold)
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    Add to that a quick fracture test.

    Pyrite is very brittle and pretty distinct from gold, and is not workable so would not be passable in the way the opening post seems to be worried about.
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