2.6 Inch Pyrite Skull - Peru

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Size: 2.6 in.

Weight: 8.35 oz

There are not many things cooler than a skull carved from something pulled right out of the Earth. We here at Mineralogy have dozens of polished mineral specimens, including some very unique and interesting skull carvings such as this one!

Pyrite is a wildly popular simple cubic iron sulfide that is commonly referred to as Fool's Gold. It achieved this nickname for obvious reasons. Its name is derived from the Greek phrase pyrites lithos translating to the stone which strikes fire. Pyrite is found all over the world in quartz veins, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks. It has even been found to replace minerals in fossil specimens such as gastropods and trilobites. This mineral has had many uses in the past. It has been used as a source of ignition in firearms and fire starters. It is currently used in the manufacture of paper and lithium batteries.

Pyrite is considered both a stone of luck and protection. It promotes good health and emotional wellbeing.

You will receive the skull pictured. Colors may vary based on screen size and resolution.