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Riftgold: A heavy, metallic, mineral compound,
riftgold is found on several worlds in subsectors
A-D of Reaver's Deep. This substance resembles gold ore when first mined,
but turns a dull brown after several months' exposure to oxygen (such as
in a standard atmosphere). Riftgold has limited commercial value and is
used primarily for novelties. One simple test to distinguish it from real
gold (without a spectrograph) is to place a small sample into a high-pressure
oxygen chamber for several days and look for signs of "browning" caused
Some superstitious Solomani
miners have created an elaborate myth around this compound, calling it
"djinn's gold" and attributing a period of bad luck to any who find it.
-rd TD 16