Geology / History

Pyrite is the most common of the sulfide minerals. This mineral's metallic luster & pale brass-yellow hue give it a strong resemblance to gold. This characteristic brought Pyrite its nickname of fool's Gold. The name pyrite is derived from the Greek meaning "of fire" or "in fire".

Pyrite is usually found with other sulfides or oxides in Quartz veins, sedimentary rock, & metamorphic rock, as well as in coal beds & as a replacement mineral in fossils. Pyrite is sometimes found in association with small quantities of gold. Gold & arsenic occur as a coupled substitution in the pyrite structure. Arsenopyrite is toxic & should be handled with care. Pyrite usually forms cuboid crystals, sometimes forming framboids. Under certain circumstances T-shaped crystals form. Pyrite can also form dodecahedral crystals.

Metaphysical Properties

Extremely strengthening & grounding stone which encapsulates solar energy. Pyrite expands the mind, bringing a structured solid awareness to the connectivity through all matter. Increases durability & reduces stress. A powerful energy shield, blocking all negative energies it protects the auric field & promotes positivity. Sparks your inner fire, stimulating Kundalini & immensely expands the light body.

Pyrite facilitates past life recall bringing forth old wounds for release. It dissolves karmic bonds & negative attachments allowing the soul to grow without constraint. It resonates with the root, base & solar plexus chakra, aligning & powering them. Pyrite connects with the Akashic records & opens links to ancient knowledge.     

Pyrite in Quartz: The Quartz amplifies the strength of Pyrite & creates an unstoppable master healer with endless healing abilities. This crystal harbors unwavering manifestation energy with perpetual growth & creation. It brings clear direction & focus with Angelic guidance. The vibration of the physical body is elevated which facilitates rapid healing on all levels of existence.

An enlightenment stone that holds deep compassionate understanding of the self & the universe. Also a powerful energy anchor making a fantastic Earth healer that is constantly connected to higher realms. The higher realm & Earth energies can be channelled into the physical body, this greatly enhances Qi & psychic abilities. Resonates with all chakras, cleaning & energising then aligning all energy meridians.

  

Crystal Healing

Heart, Blood, Skeletal system calms anxiety & boosts confidence. Assist with managing the thyroid & fatigue. Pyrite in Quartz: All Ailments 

Mineralogy

Group: Sulfide Mineral

Crystal System: Isometric - diploidal

Composition: FeS2

Form/Habit: Cubic, faces may be striated, but also frequently octahedral and pyritohedron. Often inter-grown, massive, radiated, granular, globular, and stalactitic

Hardness: 6 – 6.5

Cleavage: Indistinct on {001}; partings on {011} & {111}

Fracture: Very uneven, sometimes conchoidal

Lustre:  Metallic, glistening

Streak: Greenish-black to brownish-black

Specific Gravity: 4.95–5.10

Transparency: Opaque

Colour: Pale brass-yellow reflective; tarnishes darker & iridescent

Solubility: insoluble in water