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Iron Pyrite ( Fools Gold)

Iron Pyrite ( Fools Gold)

Testimonial " The Iron Pyrite ( Fools Gold) I ordered was packaged excellently and delivered swiftly. Placing the iron pyrite sample in the wooden display stand is a great extra. Thank you so much, I will send all my friends your way for fools gold, and crystal balls. "

These Iron Pyrite Nuggets, also known as Fools Gold,  are of the highest quality natural materials. They are one of a kind, each one unique. Iron Pyrite mined in China. The photo you see is the one you will receive.  If you would like additional photos I would gladly e-mail you shots of different angles  

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About Iron Pyrite ( Fools Gold)

About Iron Pyrite ( Fools Gold)

The mineral pyrite, or iron pyrite, is iron sulfide, FeS2. It has isometric crystals that usually appear as cubes. The cube faces may be striated (parallel lines on crystal surface or cleavage face) as a result of alternation of the cube and pyritohedron faces. Iron Pyrite also frequently occurs as octahedral crystals and as pyritohedra (a dodecahedron with pentagonal faces). It has a slightly uneven and conchoidal fracture, a hardness of 6–6.5, and a specific gravity of 4.95–5.10. It is brittle.  A major identifier, useful in the field, is the streak, as the powdered mineral smells of sulfur. Its metallic luster and pale-to-normal brass-yellow hue have earned it the nickname fool's gold, but ironically, small quantities of actual gold are sometimes found in pyrite. In fact, such auriferous pyrite is a valuable ore of gold. The name pyrite is from the Greek word "Pyr" meaning "fire". This is likely due to the sparks that result when pyrite is struck against steel. This capacity made it popular for use in early firearms such as the wheellock.

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