Pyrite stone is a brass-yellow mineral with a bright metallic luster. In ancient mining-firesetting, Pyrite confuses with gold because they frequently went together in mines. However, gold and real gold can be easily distinguished with the naked eye or through a few simple tests.
1. What is a Pyrite stone?
The name stone in English is Pyrite stone or Fool’s Gold. The name Pyrite comes from the Greek word “Pyr” which means fire. Because the stalagmite actually gives off a spark when it is ground with iron. In fact, it uses to make fires since prehistoric times.
Through the archaeological remains, the gilded stone record to be used from very ancient times. When the Mayans polished this stone to make a mirror. Pyrite was also carved into masks and figurines by both the Maya and the Aztecs.
Natural properties of pyrite stone
- Chemical formula: FeS2 – Iron sulfide, sometimes containing small amounts of cobalt, nickel, silver, and gold.
- Crystal structure: Isometric.
- Color: gray to gray gold.
- Mohs scale hardness: 6.0 – 6.5
- Specific gravity: 4.9 – 5.2
- Transparency: Opaque
- Separation: None
- World distribution: Austria, Canada, China, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Spain, Peru, Russia, America.
2. What is Pyrite meaning?
The North American Indians revere darts because of their incredible strength. Pyrite meaning is as medicine, for divination, and to impart magical power while chanting spells. Staples carve into amulets and worn as jewelry.
In Eastern feng shui, gold is one of the best stones to attract luck and bring prosperity to the owner (another commonly used type is amethyst). It can place in the living room, office, or anywhere you want, pyrite stone radiates energy to help you. A recommends placing yellow stones in the southeast direction. Money sign to activate fortune and bring prosperity to the house.
Pyrite stone is also a very good exorcism stone. When building a house, you can buy a little gold stone to sprinkle on the foundation of the house to calm down, limit negative energy, negative energies affecting the health and fortune of family members.
Pyrite crystal considers working on chakras 2 (sacral) and chakras 3 (adrenal area). This makes the yellow stone help you have abundant vitality, energy, and strong creativity in life. You can put a small Pyrite crystal in your wallet or use Pyrite jewelry or place a Pyrite ball in the house to receive this use and benefit.