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Iron Pyrite

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


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Iron Pyrite Sphere, from Peru

IP-32b Iron Pyrite Sphere, from Peru. approx. 2 inches in diameter. Glittery cavities of pyrite crystals within sphere.
$48.00

Iron Pyrite by the pound

RM-IP Rough Iron Pyrite Material. 1 pound
$12.95

Iron Pyrite Specimen

IP-36 Iron Pyrite specimen from Peru. Approximately 2.75 - 3.25 inches long and .40-.50 lb. Each one unique.
$6.95

Iron Pyrite Specimen

IP-36a Iron Pyrite specimen from Peru. Approximately 1.75 - 2.5 inches long. Each one unique.
$3.95

Iron Pyrite Specimen

IP-36b Iron Pyrite specimen from Peru. Approximately 1.25 - 1.5 inches long. Each one unique.
$2.95