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Pyrite Crystal

Pyrite is a crystal often mistaken for gold, which is why it’s also called Fools Gold! It’s an opaque gold to brassy mineral with a magnificent metallic luster. This crystal is known for its protective benefits against negativity. It can also aid you in unlocking your creativity, passion, courage and confidence. And also a stone for prosperity and luck!

We offer a large variety of Pyrite items that may come in the form of tumbled stones, points, pyramids and other carvings. We even have some beautiful jewelry pieces made from this crystal! Read more about pyrite at the bottom of the page!

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  • Unique Peru Sphalerite Quartz Pyrite
    Unique Peru Sphalerite Quartz Pyrite
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  • Large Peru Quartz Pyrite
    Large Peru Quartz Pyrite
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  • Small Pyrite Clusters
    Small Pyrite Clusters
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  • Peruvian Sphalerite Quartz Pyrite Clusters
    Peruvian Sphalerite Quartz Pyrite Clusters
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  • Peruvian Calcite And Rhodochrosite
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  • Standing Crystal Cats
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  • Druzy Pyrite Obelisk Points
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  • Peruvian Quartz Pyrite Clusters
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  • Pyrite Sphalerite Quartz Cluster
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  • Pyrite Clusters
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  • Pyrite Hearts
    Pyrite-Heart-Crystals
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  • Pyrite Dodecahedrons
    Chinese-Pyrite-Dodecahedron
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  • Pyrite Spheres
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  • Hematoid Quartz Pyrite Sphalerite
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  • Cubic Pyrite Crystal Jar
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  • Silver Pyrite Rings
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  • Tumbled Indian Pyrite
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  • Pyrite Crystal Magnet
    Raw-Sparkle-Gold-Pyrite-Crystal-Magnet
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  • Peru Quartz Pyrite
    Peruvian quartz pyrite sphalerite orpiment
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  • Raw Pyrite Crystal Jar
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  • Pyrite Pyramid
    Black and gold pyrite tetrahedron.
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  • Pyrite Bracelet
    Gold-Pyrite-Bracelet
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  • Tumbled Pyrite
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  • Pyrite Obelisk Points
    Black gold pyrite obelisk crystal points
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What is Pyrite?

Pyrite Crystal Points

Pyrite crystals belong to the sulfide mineral family. They are commonly found in sedimentary rocks such as limestone, shale and sandstone. This crystal is well known for being rich in iron sulfide. The iron is provided as a result of older igneous rocks weathering. Another important component is the action of bacteria that reduce sulfide. In these circumstances where iron and sulfide are present Pyrite crystals begin to grow. 

Pyrite ranges from 6 to 6.5 on the Mohs scale which makes it a hard crystal, but not as hard as Quartz members. There is an uneven and sometimes conchoidal fractures when the mineral is exposed to breakage. It can grow in a wide variety of formations such as cubic structures, dodecahedrons, chunky clusters, tiny druzy and so much more.

Pyrite’s name is derived from the Greek word “pyr” which means fire. This association with fire is significant because the crystal can emit sparks when it’s struck by metal.

What does Pyrite look like?

Pyrite Crystals

Pyrite is an opaque iron sulfate mineral that is easily identifiable because of its metallic, brassy-yellow coloration and cubic structure. Pyrite forms in cubes and can range from being one large cube to hundreds of small cubes in one stone. Pyrite is typically sold in its raw, cubic form, which may look dull and tarnished until polished. Even when the stone is tumbled, it will have many holes or divots in it. Because of pyrite’s grown patterns it is often a very sparkly crystal even in its more chunky formation.

Pyrite’s shiny yellow appearance may make someone unfamiliar with the stone think that they have struck gold. Because this is so common, Pyrite has been given the nickname “fools gold.” The name “Pyrite” is Greek for “stone or mineral which strikes fire.” In the 16th and 17th centuries, Pyrite was used as a source of ignition in firearms.  People can often also call it Iron Pyrite.

pyrite jewelry

You can also identify Pyrite by the greenish-black streaks it leaves behind when scraping an object harder than it.

Pyrite is also often a stone that is mixed in with many other stones such as Serpentine, Rhodonite, Bloodstone, Lapis and many more.  You can sometimes see full cubes in the formation and sometimes it is just small flecks.

 

Where is Pyrite found?

Pyrite is the most abundant sulfide that can be found in tons of localities. Some noteworthy mines are in Italy, Peru, Spain and multiple states in the US like Montana, Washington, Missouri, Colorado, Arizona and others. 

 

Pyrite Crystal Meaning

Peru Pyrite Cluster

Pyrite is a crystal that might give you a new spark for life that will for sure keep the anxieties and depression away. It can also help you get over any fears and boost your courage to face anything that you stumble upon. Pyrite can give you a feeling of protection from any negative and unwanted energies that may be surrounding you. It’s also associated with the Sacral and Solar Plexus Chakra. That’s why you can expect a new wave of passion, drive and powerful confidence to wash over you if you use this crystal on a regular basis!

Pyrite is believed to have many mental healing abilities and is said to boost your self-esteem, provide self-assurance, strengthen the owner’s will, overcome temptations, and become more optimistic. This stone is very popular amongst those that practice feng shui. These individuals wear pyrite and carry it or place it in their homes because it attracts wealth.

 

What is pyrite used for?

Pyrite Octahedron

Pyrite can be your amulet that radiates protection in the form of crystal jewelry or tumbled pocket stones. This stone can also bring that energy in meditation along with balancing the lower chakras if you place it over them. It’s also known amongst the Feng Shui community as an amazing crystal to keep around your home. One of the best places for it is near entrances in order to soak up negative energies. You can even pair it with Black Obsidian crystals to maximize the protection. It can also be utilized in workspaces as a supplier of much needed courage, confidence and passion. This crystal can be especially beneficial for Leos, but don’t let that limit you - anyone can gain from Pyrite’s encouraging energies.


Crystals that look like pyrite

Raw Canadian Pyrite

There are two very similar looking crystals that are often mistaken with Pyrite.  Chalcopyrite is also an iron sulfate, but their chemical composition is different.  Chalcopyrite will typically have a natural iridescent (or mix of colors) appearance. It can vary from a subtle coloring to a very vibrant color as is the case with Reynold's chalcopyrite and the ones from Mexico that often take on the name 'peacock ore' due to their coloring.

Marcasite is also very similar, but has a different internal crystalline structure to it. It also tends to form differently in visual appearance. You may remember marcasite from vintage jewelry like lockets that appeared to be a brassy color.

 

More about Pyrite

 

Chakra: Solar Plexus

Pyrite Localities: Italy, China, Netherlands, Canada, Russia, Peru, Austria, Turkey, Spain, and Pakistan

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