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Iron Pyrite

Iron Pyrite

Meaning of Iron Pyrite

Fools Gold Crystal Meaning - This mineral gives of sparks, it influences a more positive outlook, strengthens the will. Inspires leadership. Often used as part of a warding (protection circle), as Pyrite is very good helping one to work for negative influences. This means with a negative people, like in a work context and broken relationship. Pyrite adjusts the connections and helps people to forge better working relationships. If you being surrounded by people who are difficult to get on with, then use pyrite.

Magical Use: Money, divination awareness, honesty, vitality and luck.
Healing Use: Depression, anxiety, digestive and circulatory systems.

Mineral Information Physical Properties of Iron Pyrite

The pale yellow colour gives rise to its nickname fools gold as it is often mistaken for gold. Pyrite is found all over the world in igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary rocks. It occurs as cubic, pyritohedra (meaning 12 faces, each with 5 edges) or octahedral crystals. The crystal faces are often striated. Pyrite can be massive, granular, reinform, stalactitic, botryoidal and nodular. It has a greenish black streak, is opaque and has a metallic lustre. Group SULPHIDES, Composition FeS2, Hardness 6.0-6.5, Crystal structure CUBIC.