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    Default THE SNAIL - SULFUR AND IRON

    References of the snail contain sulfur and Iron (Tigerwood). What do you think?

    The snail's scales are comprised of two iron sulfide minerals: pyrite, more commonly known as fools gold, and greigite. Waren said that the general instability of sulfides explains their rarity as a biological building material. However, he noted: "That may not be the case at such depths." Iron and sulfur compounds are abundant in the mineral-rich waters of hydrothermal vent ecosystems.

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    That doesn't apply to land snails.

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