Pyrite

Pyrite

Named in antiquity from the Greek "pyr" for "fire", because sparks flew fly it when hit with another mineral or metal. Commonly known as “fool’s gold”, pyrite is an iron ore with a brassy, metallic appearance. Crystals often form as nearly perfect cubes, but can also display more complex variations of the Cubic System.

Chemical Formula: FeS2 - iron sulphide

Birthstone for Leo
Aligns with the Solar Plexus

Properties: Pyrite means "fire stone" as it creates sparks when struck, and has been used for thousands of years as a means of starting fires. Historically it was considered a magic stone and a stone of protection in many cultures, and was worked into amulets. It encourages self-realisation, showing us both our light and dark sides. It is also useful in clarification, on both emotional and diagnostic healing levels, and for uncovering suppressed memories. It is considered still to be a stone of protection, and can shield one against negative energy on many levels. As the crystal forms cubically, it can also be used as a grounding stone (the cube being a symbol of Earth in Sacred Geometry). Many believe it bestows the blessing of abundance. Pyrite reacts with water, and should not be used in the direct method of gem essence preparation.


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Pyrite Cube

Pyrite Cube

Approximately 2 cm; Natural cubic crystals from Spain ..

£5.00

Pyrite Cube in Matrix

Pyrite Cube in Matrix

Spain Natural pyrite cubic crystal, exposed but still embedded in surrounding rock. ..

£14.00

Pyrite Heart

Pyrite Heart

Standard size, 4 cm x 4.5 cm; "pillow" design ..

£22.00

Pyrite Pebble

Pyrite Pebble

Peru; 4 cm Pyrite carved into a pebble shape with hollows containing small crystals. ..

£10.50

Hematite (specular) with Pyrite

Hematite (specular) with Pyrite

Hematite crystals with pyrite and quartz 5.5 cm; Peru ..

£19.50

Pyrite "Chunk"

Pyrite "Chunk"

Peru A mass of tiny pyritohedral crystals - very sparkly! Children love these. ..

£1.00

Pyrite Nodule

Pyrite Nodule

China; an unusual formation of pyrite forming virtually round spheres ..

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Pyrite Sun

Pyrite Sun

8 cm; not very shiny ..

£7.50

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