Title

Pyrite

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rockminx_4-4-1

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Abstract

FeS - Mohs Hardness: 6-6½. The name pyrite comes from pyrite lithos, which, in Greek, means 'stone which strikes fire' in reference to the tendency of the mineral to spark when struck against steel. In fact, pyrite was used for that purpose in early flintlock rifles. Pyrite has a nickname that has become famous - "Fool's Gold". The mineral's gold color, metallic luster, and high specific gravity often cause it to be mistaken for gold by inexperienced prospectors.

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Photograph

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Source Collection

UT Department of Environmental Sciences

Geographical Area

Colorado

Institution

The University of Toledo

Digital Publisher

Digital Initiatives, University of Toledo Libraries

LC Subject

environmental sciences; virtual exhibitions

Keywords

virtual exhibition; science;

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