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Peruvian Pyrite on Atlas Stand

Sale price$160.00 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 - like this - or octahedrons. 

This specimen is suspended on our "atlas" display stand. The stand is uncoated brass and will darken and patina beautifully over time. The pyrite specimen is removable from this pressure based display and the stand can be used to display other specimens and spheres if desired - just unscrew the two calipers holding the stone.

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

Details:

  • You will be getting the exact crystal and stand pictured. The stone is uncut, unpolished, and untreated.
  • Peruvian mined.
  • Pyrite alone measures approx 3" x 2" x 2"
  • Brass stand measures approx 6" x 4" x 1.5"
  • Includes a card that tells you about the magic and history of pyrite.

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