Pyrite in Agate Stone Slab Rough Rock Cabbing Lapidary #O1

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Pyrite in Agate Rough Rock Stone Slab

This lovely Pyrite in Agate stone slab is 5 inches by 4 inches by 5 mm thick.  

This unpolished semi-precious stone slab weighs .32 lbs. and is shown wet in the first 2 pictures. 

This is lovely Agate with Pyrite inclusions found in Mexico. It is translucent!

Pyrite is the classic "Fool's Gold". There are other shiny brassy yellow minerals, but pyrite is by far the most common and the most often mistaken for gold. Pyrite is so common in the earth's crust that it is found in almost every possible environment, hence it has a vast number of forms and varieties.  

The name "pyrite" comes from the Greek word "pyr" which means "fire", in obvious reference to its golden yellow color.

Metaphysical Properties Pyrite in Agate:  Pyrite increases vitality and gives one a boost. It enhances willpower, assist in overcoming bad habits, and established new patterns of health and positive energy.  Agates are said to be stabilizing, calming and strengthening. What a powerful combination!