Whats this landed in the bottom of the pan, at first I thaught led but then it’s not soft and it broke. Carbon?
Looks like it could be Galena.
Looking at the cleavage (that’ll get Lammerlaw in here I’d go for galena as well. If you want a definitive, I offer free XRF to PD members
Yes after looking this up it’s a good match to Galena. Thanks.
If its Coromandel it could certainly be Galena - Hmm did someone say cleavage? Where? Where?
I found this little bugger up moonlight a year or so ago .it’s about 8mm square .kinda looks like pencil graphite but alot more strong .kinda has lines or ridges on 2 sides .
It looks similar .has a good metallic sound when dropped .
An iron pyrite cube? Scratch it - does it show light yellow - if so iron pyrites.
I scratched it with a key and it went yellow but couldn’t scratch it with a knife . But I guess it is iron pyrite . Cheers