Clear quartz and Pyrite Cluster Matrix
6.2cm x 5.9cm x2.6cm
The mineral pyrite, also known as fool's gold, is a ferrous sulfide with the chemical formula FeS2 (iron (II) disulfide). Pyrite is considered the most common of sulfide minerals.
The name pyrite is derived from the Greek pyrite (pyritēs), "of fire". In ancient Roman times, this name was applied to several types of stone that would create sparks when struck against steel.
Pyrite's metallic luster and pale brass-yellow hue give it a superficial resemblance to gold, hence the well-known nickname of fool's gold