Pyrite Stone

What is Pyrite Gemstone

The most common Iron sulfide mineral is Pyrite, popularly known as Fool's Gold. Pyrite stone is known as "fool's gold" because of its metallic luster and pale brass-yellow tint, which mimics gold on the surface. Furthermore, because of its color, Pyrite stone found in coal has earned the nicknames brass, Brazzle, and Brazil.

Pyrite is derived from the Greek (pyrites lithos), which means "stone or mineral that strikes fire." Several forms of stone that would burn when struck by steel were known by this name in the Roman Empire; Pliny the Elder described one of them as brassy, implying that it was what we now call Pyrite stone.

Pyrite stone has been identified in the sclerites of scaly-foot gastropods, where it is commonly found in quartz veins, sedimentary rock, and metamorphic rock, as well as coal beds and as a replacement mineral in fossils. Despite its moniker "fool's gold," pyrite occasionally coexists with trace quantities of gold. The "invisible gold" is a major portion of the gold included in the pyrite.
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