Pyrite Cubes - Spain
Natural Pyrite Cubes -Peru or Spain
The mineral pyrite, or iron pyrite, is an iron sulfide. The mineral’s metallic luster and pale brass yellow hue has earned it the nickname fool’s gold because of its resemblance to gold. Given the right conditions, pyrite is known to form in the shape of near-perfect cubes! Pyrite is the most common of the sulfide minerals. The name pyrite is derived from the Greek word puritês meaning “of fire” or “in fire”. In ancient Roman times, this name was applied to several types of stone that would create sparks when struck against steel. Pyrite was well known in the 16th and 17th centuries as a source of ignition in early firearms. Pyrite is a protective, shielding stone and is excellent to wear or carry as an amulet to deflect harm and danger. It is especially helpful when one is away from home or performing hazardous work.

The mineral pyrite, or iron pyrite, is an iron sulfide. The mineral’s metallic luster and pale brass yellow hue has earned it the nickname fool’s gold because of its resemblance to gold. Given the right conditions, pyrite is known to form in the shape of near-perfect cubes! Pyrite is the most common of the sulfide minerals. The name pyrite is derived from the Greek word puritês meaning “of fire” or “in fire”. In ancient Roman times, this name was applied to several types of stone that would create sparks when struck against steel. Pyrite was well known in the 16th and 17th centuries as a source of ignition in early firearms. Pyrite is a protective, shielding stone and is excellent to wear or carry as an amulet to deflect harm and danger. It is especially helpful when one is away from home or performing hazardous work.