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Item #: SCP-XXXX

Object Class: Safe

Special Containment Procedures: SCP-XXXX is to be contained in a standard storage locker lined with lead. Only one person is to handle or be exposed to SCP-XXXX at any given time. Until further testing can identify the object's source of transmutation, physical contact with SCP-XXXX is strictly prohibited without lead gloves or similar protection.

Description: SCP-XXXX is a rough, spherical gold nugget that is approximately 9 centimetres in diameter and weighs 7.37 kilograms. It is covered with imperfections and grime that cannot be removed by conventional means.

When a subject possessing no mental illness or disability makes physical contact with the object, it will retain the properties of gold. When a subject possessing any mental illness or disability, diagnosed or otherwise, makes physical contact with the object, its mineral properties and atomic structure will rapidly change to that of iron pyrite, more commonly known as “fool’s gold”. How this transmutation occurs, how its mass and size are retained, and how the presence of an illness determined are all currently unknown.

In the case that a subject with any mental illness is in the presence of SCP-XXXX for an extended period of time, they may experience:

  • drowsiness
  • a shorter attention span
  • a shorter memory, and in some cases, amnesia
  • although rare, bouts of insomnia and/or narcolepsy

Subjects without mental illness or disability do not experience these effects. However, although results are inconsistent, any physical contact with SCP-XXXX in either form may cause:

  • discomfort and pain
  • thermal and radiation burns
  • cell damage in contact area