fool's gold


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fool's gold:

see pyritepyrite
or iron pyrites
, pale brass-yellow mineral, the bisulfide of iron, FeS2. It occurs most commonly in crystals (belonging to the isometric system and usually in the form of cubes and pyritohedrons) but is also found in massive, granular, and stalactite
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fool's gold

[¦fülz ¦gōld]
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Studying the composition of different forms of iron in fool's gold gives scientists clues as to how conditions such as atmospheric oxygen influenced the processes forming the compound.
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Don't be lured by the rhetoric, he cautioned, that may be fool's gold - not a pot of gold - at the end.
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.
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Most of them don't deserve it so let's give them some fool's gold.