[not rant]Metal in granite countertop[not rant]

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    So the kitchen and bathroom countertops have been replaced with marble. On one of the countertops, there is some metal embedded in the granite in one spot. It is gold or copper in color, and it does not appear to be corrosive. Could it actually be gold? Iron pyrites maybe?

    It is difficult to get a good picture of it. It is embedded in the black splotches.
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    Clearly gold. Just grind the countertop to fine dust and leech it with cyanide !

    You'll be rich.
     
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    If you had any idea how much those things cost. Ugh.
     
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    Now you know why you paid so much for those countertops.
     
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    Worth their weight in gold.
     
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    Well my counters have it, so I hope it’s gold.
     
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    duh... totally.
     
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    Uh....nope. You have to uh, well, you know what to do at this point.....as if it hasn’t been done before Sac....o_O
     
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    Marble or granite? - OP said both.

    Suspect mica rather than metal.
     
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    Biotite or Muscovite probably. Clear stuff is quartz, white stuff is something feldspathic or calcic plagioclase, and the black stuff is hornblende or tourmaline. If a magnet sticks to it it's magnatite even if it looks gold.
     
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    It gives your coffee and beer a little extra kick.
     
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    Geez, that looks like the granite that my S/O is having replaced in our kitchen—with nine grand worth of other stuff.
     
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    Granite or a banana?
     
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    Almost certainly muscovite (mica)

    Also almost certainly not marble ;-)

    Source: am geologist

    "almost certainly": am consultant :)
     
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    I clicked on it and my ads experience didn't change. Read into that what you like. ;) And that one is not "granite." More of an ultramafic, medium grained Gabbro. But whatever. Geology matters.
     
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    Yeah I did say marble, huh. Maybe I am losing them. Mica, huh.

    Source: am not geologist
     
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    So, does Sac Arrow have the biggest stones in this thread?
     
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    They are pretty big stones. Some kind of rock. I mean it's not sandstone, I know about that much.
     
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    It's a gneiss slab.
     
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    My wife takes me for granite
     
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    They tend to be stone cold
     
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    I would have to take that with a grain of basalt.
     
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    Gneiss! Even though we may have our faults, like our apatite for cinnabar, we do plateau with tectonic stability when epochs get tuff. We're bolder than most, dealing with the overburden of subduction; lest it may causes an orogeny ore uplift.

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    Does a working knowledge of hydrogeology count?
     
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