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!
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.
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 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 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.
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