Pyrite is a very common mineral that sometimes goes under quite a few other names, most notably Marcasite and Fool’s Gold. Pyrite is a Greek word that means fire and Pyrite fits into this category. Pyrite is a beautiful mineral and extremely interesting. Its main quality is that it resembles gold.
Pyrite is extremely common and found throughout the world. It does have crystal properties that form wonderful block crystals and while these crystals are not the type for ornamental jewelry, Pyrite on its own is a favorite of gemologists and mineral collectors.
Pyrite: Meanings, Benefits and Properties
The frequency of Pyrite connects to the solar plexus chakra. It enhances one’s willpower and increases one’s confidence so that one can be positive and assertive in one’s actions and overcome fears and anxiety.
Pyrite can help one to be creative and manifest one’s ideas.
The energy of Pyrite energy helps one integrate high vibrational energy into one’s energy fields increasing vitality and stamina. It acts as a shield from negativity and can help to balance the energies of duality/polarities.
Pyrite has a strong masculine energy that can help with impotence and male infertility. The sulfur content helps to purify the physical body of infections.
- Solar Plexus
- Infertility – Male
- Polarity – Balance
What is Pyrite used for?
However, since Pyrite is not the main mineral used in many ornamental pieces, it can be used sparingly. For instance, many people that are knowledgeable about silver will know Pyrite as the term Marcasite. Marcasite is incorrectly labeled as the mineral, although it is closely associated with Pyrite, only Pyrite is used with silver. Pyrite is also found in small particles in Lapis Lazuli, a wonderful blue stone that sometimes includes specs of Pyrite that increases the value. A fun fact to know is that Pyrite sometimes termed Fool’s Gold is usually found in real gold because it is also popular gold ore.
Besides ornamental jewelry, Pyrite has certain other uses including industrial uses such as in the manufacturing of paper and the creation of sulfur gas. Pyrite is an extremely popular mineral and can be found almost everywhere in the world.
While Pyrite is an extremely common mineral, it is very attractive. While Pyrite is decently hard, with a score of 6.5 to 7 on the Mohs hardness scale, it cannot be used for most types of ornamental jewelry, because it tends to be extremely brittle and will break apart very easily.
How and where is Pyrite formed and found?
Pyrite is a very interesting and attractive mineral and while it isn’t the best material to make ornamental jewelry out of since it is very brittle, it is used in small amounts for other jewelry and gemstones including Marcasite and Lapis Lazuli. Most Pyrite is found as ore in veins or bands of iron in the earth’s crust. Just like iron, Pyrite can be found and mined in many regions of the world. However, Pyrite is mostly mined in the states of Illinois and Missouri of America, Peru, Russia, Spain, and South Africa.