Chemical Composition: FeS2, Iron Disulfide, often with substantial amounts of nickel and cobalt
Hardness: 6 - 6 1/2
Occurrence: Brass-yellow in color, metallic, often tarnished with a film of iron oxide. Crystal formation varies, isometric in cubes and pyritohedrons, rarely as octohedrons. Also granular, massive, fibrous, stalactitic, and mammillary. Pyrite is found in many different rocks, and in hydrothermal veins. Localities in the U.S. include Utah, Illinois, Colorado, and Pennsylvania. Large amounts of Pyrite may be found in Peru, and stunning specimens can be found in Spain. Commonly known as "fool's gold."
Metaphysical Properties: Stone of protection. Wards off negative energy and physical danger. Stimulates intellect, enhances memory.
Corresponding Astrological sign: Leo
Chakra: 3rd Chakra - Solar Plexus, represents physical perfection
IP-41 Iron Pyrite concretion specimen, from China. Iron Pyrite crystals that have formed on a natural concretion of black shale. This is exactly as it was when extracted from the ground - it has not been cut or polished - this is a natural formation!--SOLD
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