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Fool's gold (alchemy)

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Fool's gold, or iron pyrite, is represented in alchemy by this symbol.

Such a mark can also be used to represent marcasite (known as 'white iron pyrite') as well as iron sulphate.


Graphical characteristics:
Asymmetric, Closed shape, Monochrome, Contains both straight and curved lines, Has crossing lines.

Category: Alchemical Symbols.

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