Pyrite

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Pyrite is a reflective, brassy gold medal often found in perfect cubes, also known as fool’s gold. It is an iron sulfide popular with collectors. Its name comes from a Greek word meaning stone or mineral which strikes fire and refers to the fact that it would create sparks when struck against steel. Traces of pyrite pepper as a golden yellow sparkle is often found in lapis lazuli. It can also occur as replacement pseudomorphs after fossils. It has many uses including as a cathode in non-rechargeable lithium batteries, in marcasite jewelry, as a semiconductor material, in photovoltaic solar panels, and various industrial uses. It’s a popular specimen for mineral collectors, particularly in its cubic form.

Some believe that pyrite has spiritual, crystal healing therapy, or metaphysical properties such as: easing anxiety and depression, protection from negative energy, strengthening logical thinking, cleansing, and inspiring enthusiasm.