Pyrite Sun 1pc B022-1

Ye Olde Rock Shop

SKU: B022-1

This listing is for a beautiful Pyrite Sun. You will receive the exact stone pictured.

Measurement: 2.5" x 2" (6.3cm x 5cm)

Pyrite suns or pyrite dollars are a unusual pyrite formation exhibiting striations radiating out from the center like rays of the sun. They are found in narrow, compacted seams of slate inter-bedded in the 300 million year old coal deposits. People used to believe that pyrite suns were fossils which had undergone pyrite replacement. The current consensus is that they are simply formed due to the enormous pressure compacting the slate, and causing pyrite to grow laterally in a radiating manner.

Pyrite is also known as “Fools Gold” and is the brassy gold mineral that frustrated so many miners during the gold rush of the Old West. The word Pyrite comes from Greek “pyrites lithos” which means “stone that strikes fire” and was given this name because the ancient Greeks determined that Pyrite would produce sparks when struck with iron. Because of this Pyrite is often used as a fire starter similar to flint. Some Native American groups created mirrors out of Pyrite and believed that by gazing into the mirror they could see the future.

Root Chakra

Pyrite is a powerful protection stone which shields and protects against all forms of negative vibrations and/or energy, working on the physical, etheric, and emotional levels. It stimulates the intellect and enhances memory, helping to recall relevant information when needed. Pyrite assists one in seeing behind facades, promoting an understanding of that which lies beneath words and actions. The ancient Incas used Pyrite for meditation and divination.

Pyrite inspires the universal energies to activate the nourishing energies of the body. It encourages the ideal of health, intellect, and emotional well-being. It allows one to recognize the purity of the universe.

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