October 14, 2015

Cubic Pyrite

It may be hard to believe, but Pyrite can form naturally in nearly perfect cubic formations.  Pyrite is found in numerous places around the world, but the cubic Pyrite is from Spain.  The Gem Shop has a new selection of cubic Pyrite.  The Pyrite Cubes are in their original limestone matrix, just as they form in the wall of the mine.

    Pyrite is sometimes referred to as "Fools Gold", because of its' similar appearance to gold.  Pyrite Clusters especially give off that golden shine.  We have new Pyrite Clusters that are from Peru.  The clusters contain an array of small multi-sided pyrite.  See both of these fascinating crystal structures of pyrite on our site: 

thegemshop.com/collections/fossils-minerals-1/pyrite