• Along with David's good advice below is malleability. If its large enough to press between two harder surfaces and it doesn't break apart but flattens out some it's a good sign. Keep in mind even if it breaks apart it can be gold impregnated with other materials. Hope this helps

  • If it shines in the sun,shade it: does it still shine?If it does probably gold,but if it dims it's pyrite most likely,gold keeps it's luster even in the shade.    Hope this helps       David out

  • My guess would be mica. Looks like gold flakes but very light and wants to wash out of the pan very easily. Dickb

  • you might try posting a pic so we can  see it

    • How
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