Official Online Store of the Field Museum
Home > Areas Of Interest > Gems & Minerals > Genuine Iron Pyrite

Genuine Iron Pyrite

Availability : Ships regularly.
Item SKU : 140053

The mineral pyrite, or iron pyrite, is an iron sulfide with the formula FeS2. Pyrite is found in many different rocks, and in hydrothermal veins. Ancient people in Mexico made mirrors from Iron Pyrite with one side completely flat and polished, and the other curved with carvings. The ancient Chinese thought it would ward off crocodiles.


  • Box size: 3" x 2.25"
  • Includes information card describing interesting facts about the contents
  • Great educational gift!

Related Products

Sign up for special deals