3.3" Natural Pyrite Specimen - Morocco

This is a natural specimen of pyrite that's been partially wire brushed to show off its shine.

The mineral pyrite or iron pyrite is commonly referred to as Fool's Gold because its metallic luster and pale brass-yellow hue give it a superficial resemblance to gold. In the old mining days, pyrite was sometimes mistaken for gold. Pyrite is the most common of the sulfide minerals with the chemical formula FeS2. Pyrite crystals occur in many shapes and habits, including cubes of all sizes, penetration twin cubes, pyritohedral clusters and as small druzy crystals that can exhibit a beautiful glistening effect.
DETAILS
SPECIES
Pyrite
LOCATION
Morocco
SIZE
3.3" long, 1.9" wide, 1.7" tall
CATEGORY
ITEM
#38572