Crystals, Metal Specimens, Minerals of the World, Pyrite
A beautifully simple Pyrite Crystal Specimen with shiny striated faces. A twinned Pyrite crystal with some surface Sphalerite. Note the location – different from most other specimens. Good for those with a mineral, metals or pyrite collection. The mineral pyrite, or iron pyrite, also known as fool’s gold, is an iron sulfide which has the chemical formula FeS2. This mineral’s metallic luster and pale brass yellow hue give it a superficial resemblance to gold, hence the well-known nickname of fool’s gold.
2.5cm x 2.5cm x 3.4cm, 50g.
Pyrite, Iron Sulfide: