1/2 Lbs. Iron Pyrite, Small Pieces
Chemical Composition: FeS2, Iron Disulfide, often with substantial amounts of nickel and cobalt
Hardness: 6 - 6 1/2
Occurrence: Brass-yellow in color, metallic, often tarnished with a film of iron oxide. Crystal formation varies, isometric in cubes and pyritohedrons, rarely as octohedrons. Also granular, massive, fibrous, stalactitic, and mammillary. Pyrite is found in many different rocks, and in hydrothermal veins. Localities in the U.S. include Utah, Illinois, Colorado, and Pennsylvania. Commonly known as "fool's gold."
Metaphysical Properties: Stone of protection. Wards off negative energy and physical danger. Stimulates intellect, enhances memory.
Corresponding Astrological sign: Leo Chakra: 3rd
Chakra - Solar Plexus, represents physical perfection