Corresponding Astrological sign: Leo
Pyrite is brass-yellow in color, metallic, often tarnished with a film of iron oxide. Crystal formation varies, isometric in cubes and pyritohedrons, rarely as octohedrons. Also granular, massive, fibrous, stalactitic, and mammillary. Pyrite is found in many different rocks, and in hydrothermal veins. Localities in the U.S. include Utah, Illinois, Colorado, and Pennsylvania. Commonly known as "fool's gold."
Stone of protection. Wards off negative energy and physical danger. Stimulates intellect, enhances memory. Represents physical perfection.
Chakra: Solar Plexus
Composition: Iron Disulfide (FeS2), often with substantial amounts of nickel and cobalt
Hardness: 6 - 6.5