We fell in love with this new product. When we got these incredible specimens into our possession, the fascination that an iron pyrite cube just 'forms' naturally in such perfection, coming out of a stone, without a doubt, this is truly one of Mother Natures most magnificent specimens of wonder.
WHAT IS IRON PYRITE CUBES IN MATRIX? The shape of this iron pyrite in matrix is natural, nothing has been cut. These beautiful specimens are taken straight from the earth, still embedded in the limestone from which they are excavated. Pyrite can take the form of many shapes including massive, pyritohedron, octahedra, or other forms. Sometimes a second cube looks as if it is growing out of a cube and appears to be a twin. Pyrite, also known as Iron Pyrite and sometimes called Fool's Gold, is a common mineral found in sedimentary and low grade metamorphic rock in the form of crystals.
WHY IT'S AWESOME? The name came from the Greek word Pyr which means fire since the stone creates sparks when it’s rubbed against iron. It was even used to start fires throughout history. Ancient Greeks, Romans, and Incas used it in their jewelry, and some even used it as a mirror because of its reflective qualities. It’s called fool's gold because beginner gold prospectors often thought that pieces of Pyrite were real gold. It’s also found in other minerals such as Lapis Lazuli in tiny flecks that enhance the stone’s appearance and value. Many collectors like flattened pieces of pyrite which are called pyrite suns or pyrite dollars. It’s less yellow than real gold is, with more black and almost a greenish tinge to it. Gold will also leave a yellow streak while pyrite will leave a black stripe. Some pyrite stones contain 0.25% gold or more though which would make these stones more valuable.
MYSTIC LORE, LEGEND & DISCLAIMER: Through the ages, crystals and stones have been collected and prized for their timeless beauty, for their rich history and even their potential spiritual and metaphysical properties! At Spirit Magicka, we love the idea that crystals may have mystical properties, but please be aware... nothing we sell comes with any sort of mystical guarantee! 😉
👉 Pyrite is also known as Fool’s Gold, with a very similar appearance to Gold without the high price tag and is said to be beneficial for diplomacy, despair, inferiority complex, servitude, and inadequacy, creating a positive outlook.
👉 Pyrite is said to provide a layer of protection to shield any negativity or ill will and stimulates the flow of creativity and endless potential, teaching you how to see things as they are instead of how you hope them to be. Pyrite is also said to strengthen confidence and self-worth, blocking out negative energy and pollutants at all levels.
👉 In crystal energy work, Iron Pyrite in Matrix is associated with the Solar Plexus Chakra.
WHERE IT'S FOUND? The best cubic crystals of pyrite are extracted from a mine that is 2.4km to the NNW of Navajún, Spain.
The pryrite cube
The rock that naturall holds it
*All sizes are approximate and may vary somewhat.
*Each crystal & stone will vary slightly in appearance. Each beautiful and unique in it's own way.