Pyrite is a mineral known for its metallic luster and yellow-copper colour that looks a lot like real gold. It is also known as 'fool's gold' because it was sometimes mistaken for real gold by prospectors in the past. Although pyrite is also sometimes found with small amounts of real gold!
Pyrite not only has a beautiful appearance, but also has practical applications. This is because it is an iron and sulphur ore whose chemical formula is FeS2. This makes pyrite a popular mineral in survivals, as you can use a piece of flint to strike sparks from pyrite to start a fire.
Effects of pyrite
But pyrite is more than just a beautiful mineral and a handy firemaker. In fact, it also has powerful workings on our well-being. Pyrite can fight fatigue and give energy. It can help bring up and process repressed memories. In addition, pyrite is a protective stone that can help us block negative energies and emotions. Due to its purifying properties, pyrite can help us release toxicity and find truth and authenticity.