Iron Pyrite Specimen - Peru
As a magical symbol of the Earth, Pyrite has a rich history of use as a protective amulet. It produces sparks when struck with steel, leading to its use for lighting fires and magic ritual.
The cubic crystals of Pyrite have a metallic gold and silver sheen, and it is often called Fool's Gold for this reason.
The subtle, earthy beauty of Pyrite makes a wonderful addition to your crystal collection and looks wonderful with polished and rough-cut crystals alike.