Tumbled Pyrite (Fool's Gold) Stones
These are lustrous, tumbled pieces of iron pyrite (aka fools gold) mined in Peru. Many of these specimen have pockets filled with druzy, sparkling pyrite crystals. The pictures are representative of the specimen(s) that you will receive, so there may be some slight variation in shape. They range from approximately .8 to 1.2" wide. Quantity discounts available.
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.
3 to 9 Pieces
.8 to 1.2" wide