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silver flecks in top soil?

I bought some top soil earlier, with the intent of boiling it, then capping with flourite sand. When I was going through it sifting out the wood peices i kept noticing silver metallic looking flakes as i went deeper and deeper into the bag. Theyre flat, and ~1/16" in diameter. Any idea what this is?
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Vermiculite. Harmless but does tend to float.
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Many thanks, sir.
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Agreed, I use this stuff in addition to peat and pearlite for potting my indoor houseplants
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