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Iron Pyrite Medium
Iron Pyrite Medium
Our Price: $1.40

Iron pyrite, also known as "Fools Gold" is iron sulfide (FeS2) that forms in cubic crystals with a shiny , gold color. The color is usually too sharp for real gold, however hence the 'fools' part of fools gold. These Pyrite samples are approxzimately 3/4" to 1.5" on their long side and are roughly roundish in shape. Samples will vary in size and shape, however.

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Iron Pyrite Large 1.5"
Iron Pyrite Large 1.5"
Our Price: $2.25

Iron pyrite, also known as �Fools Gold� is iron sulfide (FeS2) that forms in cubic crystals with a shiny , gold color. The color is usually too sharp for real gold, however hence the 'fools' part of  fools gold. more info
Small Iron Pyrite Nuggets Bag
Small Iron Pyrite Nuggets Bag
Our Price: $3.00

This is a bag of small (under 1/2") iron pyrite (Fool's Gold) pieces. Approximately 10 pieces per bag. more info
Pyrite Sun 3-4" Diameter
Pyrite Sun 3-4" Diameter
Our Price: $39.99

Pyrite suns are iron pyrite disks that form between layers of shale in southern Illinois coal mines. They are only found in about a 20 square mile area surrounding the Sparta Illinois area. They were formed anywhere from 80 - 300 feet underground just above the coal. There are many theories on how or why they formed but none have been proven to be absolute.

These pyrite sun specimens range from 3-4" in diameter. Natural variations will occur with size, pattern, and form. Price is per individual sun.

This item has a flat shipping rate of $6 per piece.

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