Apr 07, 2015 9:15 PM GMT
10 Most Deadly Rocks and Minerals
mindgarden saidYeah, no. You're not going to die from touching a few hand samples. You'd have to grind them up and eat them. Over a long period of time, for most of those.
I only wish it were true. I did have a few flashy hand samples on display in my house. But I guess the Chalcanthite and pyrite were just too flashy - they disappeared after certain visitors of the "hook-up" persuasion were here. Would be just great if they went into convulsions and died when they got home.
Good thing for me that they didn't realize that the three dull-looking rocks on the top shelf are meteorites that are worth many many times as much as a lump of pyrite. I suppose I should properly label that stuff one of these days.