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Tumbled Pyrite

Tumbled Pyrite
approx. 1 1/4"

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approx. 1" x 2"




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Pyrite Rough Nugget

Rough Pyrite Nugget
approx. 1"

Pyrite Wand

Pyrite Sphere
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Pyrite Cluster

Russian Rainbow Pyrite

Pyrite Rings


Tumbled Pyrite in Matrix

Tumbled Pyrite in Matrix
approx. 1"


Pyrite Cube

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Pyrite Cube
approx. 1/2" - 3/4"

Pyrite bead
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Iron Pyrite meaning and properties

The resemblance of pyrite to gold has made it a traditional symbol for money and good luck. It's sunny golden color associates it with the sun, and with fortification and strengthening of the mind. The name comes from the Greek word meaning "a stone which strikes fire".

Iron Pyrite makes a wonderful energy shield, blocking out negativity from various sources. Some of its properties include:

  • Overcomes inertia and feelings of inadequacy
  • Energizes the area where you place it (such as on a desk where you work)
  • Helps you to see behind a facade

Pyrite Suns

These delightful pyrite pieces contain golden rays in the shape of a rising sun! Pyrite suns were once thought to be fossilized sand dollars or lily pads.

Mineralogists now believe that they are pyrite crystals formed between layers of slate and coal that simply had no room to grow in the traditional cubes that one normally finds pyrite. Formed 350 million years ago deep in the coal mines of Illinois, USA, each is unique!

Healing with Iron Pyrite

Use this stone to overcome lethargy and fatigue. It increases the oxygen supply to the blood and strengthens the circulatory system. It is beneficial for the lungs, alleviating bronchitis and asthma.

No claims are made. These alleged powers are gathered from writing, books, folklore and various sources.