Pyrite’s metallic luster and pale brassy-yellow have often been mistaken for gold by miners, hence its fond nickname, “fool’s gold.” It is the most abundant sulfide mineral and crystallizes in the cubic system as well-developed, opaque, brassy-yellow crystals and is among the most widely collected of all minerals.
Metaphysical practitioners believe that pyrite supplements physical energy with the energy of the sun, increases stamina, stimulates the intellect, and protects against negativity and risk. It is a former ore of both iron and sulfur. It now has only limited use as a coloring agent in the manufacture of amber glass. Once a popular Victorian-era gemstone, pyrite still has minor uses in jewelry.
Items may differ slightly in size, shape, and appearance. Approximately 1-2 oz.