Pyrite is an iron sulfide mineral. It's name is from the Greek word "pyr" meaning fire, because pyrite will actually emit sparks when it's struck by iron. It is knowns as the energetic fire starter & is connected to your 3rd chakra (energy center of the body), the solar plexus. It is said to aid in accessing ones personal power. Most think of it as the stone for attracting prosperity & abundance. In Feng Shui, pyrite should be placed in the money corner of the house (farthest left corner). It can also be used in meditation or placed on an alter with found money. When in its purest form with out impurities it grows naturally in perfect cubes, by growing equally in all directions.
This particular piece also has an natural and rare Iron Oxide coating causing it to be this crimson red color.
It is completely natural and ethically mined from the earth in Rhodope Mountains in Bulgaria. It weighs .8 oz and measures about 1.5 x 1 x .25 inches. I love that this one looks like a heart!
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