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Genuine Iron Pyrite

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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"
  • Includesinformation card describing interesting facts about the contents
  • Great educational gift!