Pyrite Heart

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Let go of fears and have confidence in yourself.

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Be in alignment with whatever makes your soul happy.

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Healing Properties of Pyrite

Spiritual: Pyrite is a stone for self-realization and the quest for enlightenment in this life. It asks us to take action for our spiritual ideals and to live with great integrity. It offers us gifts of strength and will-power to overcome struggles. Pyrite balances polarities and reveals to us our Light and Dark sides so that they can be accepted and integrated. It is also a fantastic stone for attracting abundance and prosperity on all levels. Pyrite is attuned to the Solar Plexus Chakra and linked to the astrological sign of Leo. It is connected to the elements of Earth and vibrates to the number 9.

Emotional: Pyrite evokes courage and strength in order to face our emotional demons and release any negative energy, particularly fear, that is caught in our emotional bodies. It is a protective stone whose primary purpose is to help us gain a more joyful and fulfilling life. Pyrite increases self-confidence and encourages us to be more extroverted and social. Its happy and energetic vibration teaches us to love with everything in us, both giving and receiving with equal pleasure.

Mental: Pyrite helps to reveal the reason why situations develop and what we can do about them. It encourages us to be willing to take more initiative and ownership over our lives. Pyrite also reveals hidden memories trapped in our subconsciousness and brings them to the surface so that we can properly assess them. This stone has a very soothing energy for the mind, promising us that we are safe and fully capable of handling anything that life throws at us.

Physical: Pyrite is believed to aid in purifying the body of infections and strengthening the auto-immune system. It is said to reduce the effects of pollution on our physical body, especially in terms of asthma and second-hand smoke. Pyrite is commonly used as a fertility stone, particular for male impotence. It is most often used to promote general physical vitality and health, reminding us to take good care of ourselves and seek balance.

Always use wisdom when considering crystal therapies for healing.

Mineralogy of Pyrite

Raw Pyrite

Raw Pyrite, Cavnic Mine, Maramureș Co., Romania

Mineral Family: Sulfates

Chemical Composition: FeS2 
Cleavage: None
Color: Brass yellow, gray-yellow
Crystal System: Cubic
Form/Habit: Cubic, octaheral, pryitohedral
Fracture: Conchoidal
Gravity: 5-5.2
Hardness: 6.5
Luminescence: None
Luster: Metallic
Streak: Green-black
Transparency: Opaque

Location: Pyrite deposits are found worldwide. Some of the most important deposits are in Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Greece, Italy, Japan, Norway, Peru, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, and the United States (California, Colorado, Tennessee, and Virginia).pyrite mine locations

Mineral Family: Pyrite is a type of Sulfide, minerals in which sulfur has been combined with one or more metals. They tend to have simple structures and often have a metallic luster.  

Formation: Like other Sulfides, Pyrite can occur in all rock types. It is created when Iron molecules bond with water. When found in igneous or metamorphic rocks, Pyrite forms in concentrations inside veins and fractures. When found in sedimentary rocks its is loosely disseminated.

Mining: Sulfide minerals are the most common ore minerals for most commercially mined metals including Gold, Silver, Platinum, and Copper. Pyrite is commonly mined alongside these more precious metals.

Pyrite mine

Cerler Pyrite Mine, Spain

Enhancements: All Pyrites are natural, enhanced only by tumbling, cutting, and polishing. Pyrite is sometimes falsely advertised as Marcasite, which has a similar appearance but is an entirely different mineral.

Synonyms: Fool’s Gold

 

Map courtesy of TravelBlog
Photos: Rough Pyrite, Pyrite Mine

Healing Properties of Pyrite

Spiritual: Pyrite is a stone for self-realization and the quest for enlightenment in this life. It asks us to take action for our spiritual ideals and to live with great integrity. It offers us gifts of strength and will-power to overcome struggles. Pyrite balances polarities and reveals to us our Light and Dark sides so that they can be accepted and integrated. It is also a fantastic stone for attracting abundance and prosperity on all levels. Pyrite is attuned to the Solar Plexus Chakra and linked to the astrological sign of Leo. It is connected to the elements of Earth and vibrates to the number 9.

Emotional: Pyrite evokes courage and strength in order to face our emotional demons and release any negative energy, particularly fear, that is caught in our emotional bodies. It is a protective stone whose primary purpose is to help us gain a more joyful and fulfilling life. Pyrite increases self-confidence and encourages us to be more extroverted and social. Its happy and energetic vibration teaches us to love with everything in us, both giving and receiving with equal pleasure.

Mental: Pyrite helps to reveal the reason why situations develop and what we can do about them. It encourages us to be willing to take more initiative and ownership over our lives. Pyrite also reveals hidden memories trapped in our subconsciousness and brings them to the surface so that we can properly assess them. This stone has a very soothing energy for the mind, promising us that we are safe and fully capable of handling anything that life throws at us.

Physical: Pyrite is believed to aid in purifying the body of infections and strengthening the auto-immune system. It is said to reduce the effects of pollution on our physical body, especially in terms of asthma and second-hand smoke. Pyrite is commonly used as a fertility stone, particular for male impotence. It is most often used to promote general physical vitality and health, reminding us to take good care of ourselves and seek balance.

Always use wisdom when considering crystal therapies for healing.

Ethically Sourced Pyrite

 

 

The Miners tumble and polish their own stock.

The Miners sells directly to Moonrise Crystals. 

Moonrise Crystals sells directly to you.

 

 

 

 

 

The Supply Chain

The Supply Chain is exceptionally short and clean.

The Mine and Lapidary are located in the same country.

The Mine and Lapidary are owned by the same family.

 

 

The Mine

This Pyrite comes from a small family-owned mine in southern Peru.  

It causes only minor environmental damage and has safe conditions for workers. 

Learn More: Ethical Mining

 

The Lapidary

This Pyrite was polished in Lima, Peru.    

The business is owned by a pair of brothers, one manages the mine, while the other manages the lapidary.

Factory workers have safe conditions and are paid fairly.

The business is also the direct-importer & sells exclusively at large gem shows.

Learn More: Ethical Lapidary

 

Sourcing Relationship

I first met the owner of the mine and lapidary in 2014 at the Gem and Mineral Show in Tucson, Arizona.  At that time, he was set up with a single table and the only major Gem Show he attended was in Tucson.  While most lapidaries sell their tumbled stone in pre-packaged bags by the pound or kilo, this seller allowed me to cherry pick through his stock and buy only the best.  Since then, his spot in Tucson has expanded to four tables under a tent and he now sells at two of the major European shows.  It has been fun to watch our businesses grow.     

In 2018, I asked the owner if he would be willing to help connect me with a rural school in Peru near his mine.  I told him that I wanted to “give back” to the communities that provided these beautiful crystals.  He was pleased by my request and later that year introduced me to the principle of a suitable Peruvian school.  We hope to begin supporting this school in the 2019-2020 school year.

Safe Handling of Pyrite

Pyrite

What You’ll Receive: A 100% natural Pyrite

Selection Process: The stone I select for you will be carefully chosen for its beauty and appeal.  If combined with other stones, I always take time to choose stones that look and feel good together.

Origin: Peru

Polishing Method: Polished by hand, one stone at a time. Each heart is unique and minor variations are what makes them beautiful.

Details:

  • Color: Gold
  • Polish: Shiny with polished and natural sections
  • Quality: AAA
  • Shape: Puffy heart
  • Size: Average size varies
    • Medium Palm-size is 2.5 x 2.25 x 1.25 inches / 63 x 57 x 32 mm
    • Large Palm-size is 2.75 x 2.5 x 1.5 inches / 70 x 57 x 38 mm
  • Transparency: Opaque
  • Weight: Average weight varies
    • Medium Palm-size is 8.8 oz / 249 grams / 1247 carats
    • Large Palm-size is 12.4 oz / 352 grams / 1758 carats

Shipping: Next business day – Domestic First Class averages 3-7 days.  International First Class averages 2-3 weeks.