Brick-shaped iron pyrite tumbled stones, popular with rock and mineral enthusiasts and a great gift idea for kids who are interested in the natural world.
Iron pyrite is an eye-catching natural mineral with a metallic lustre and brassy yellow hue that although similar to gold, is not quite as yellow. The name Fool's Gold came about during the American gold rush that began in 1848 because nuggets of pyrite were frequently mistaken for gold.
The chemical compound of iron and sulphur that's present in iron pyrite means that it's an iron sulphide mineral and stones do tend to be surprisingly heavy for their size but that said, it's lighter in weight than gold.
The name pyrite originates from the Greek word ‘pyr’ meaning ‘fire’ because it gives off sparks when struck hence since antiquity it has been used for lighting fires. It is a very brittle material so is likely to chip or shatter if knocked or dropped.
In crystal healing the reflective properties of iron pyrite link it to the sun and it’s also considered to be an excellent shield which blocks negative energy. It radiates positive energy and relieves anxiety and frustration and boosts self-worth and confidence. Iron pyrite is used to improve mental activity (memory and recall) and to increase energy particularly when the requirement is to overcome fatigue.
The iron pyrite tumbled stones from our collection vary very slightly in size from small to medium, approximate weights and measurements are given below. When making your selection from the drop down list should you choose to purchase 5 or 10 tumbled stones there is a possibility you may be charged slightly more for postage than we end up paying because of the difference in weight of individual stones. Should this be the case any difference will be refunded once your order has been dispatched.
Save 10% on 5 Iron Pyrite Tumbled Stones and 30% on 10
Weight Range (grams) : 8 - 15
Size Range (cms) : 2.2 - 2.6