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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 by oxidation.

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