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Illinois Mined Pyrite Sun Specimen

Sale price$62.00 USD

This metallic mineral has a fascinating past. Pyrite’s name comes from the Greek, pyrites lithos, “the stone which strikes fire." In the early mining days of California, novice gold prospectors mistook tiny pieces of pyrite for gold when panning. Thus, its common nickname: fool's gold. It takes a few natural 'habits' - or forms, often presenting in almost perfect cubes or octahedrons. 

But pyrite "suns" are even more special. These crystal structures formed deep underground under great pressure about 350 million years ago. These round disks occur between seams of coal and are typically found when coal is mined. Although pyrite is quite common worldwide, the disk form is virtually unique to Illinois.

Spiritually, pyrite is known for wealth, abundance, and confidence. 


  • You will be getting the exact specimen pictured. It is uncut, unpolished, and untreated.
  • Mined in Illinois, USA.
  • Weighs approx 6.6 oz.
  • Measures approx 4" x 3.5" x 0.25"
  • Includes black metal display stand.

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