Pyrite mineral

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Pyrite mineral

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Pyrite mineral, also known as fool’s gold.

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Pyrite mineral

Pyrite belongs to the iron sulphide group of rocks and is a common mineral, found in a wide variety of geological formations. Named in antiquity from the Greek “pyr” for “fire”, because sparks flew from it when hit with another mineral or metal.

Golden-yellow in colour, with a metallic lustre, pyrite is often mistaken for gold, hence the well-known nickname of fool’s gold.

Water dissolved iron sulphide can crystallize, and is often seen in the bone marrow of fossil dinosaur bones.

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