What is Pyrite?
A shiny yellow mineral consisting of iron disulfide and typically occurring as intersecting cubic crystals.
Pyrites luster is metallic.
Hardness of Pyrite is 6-6.5
Pyrite is yellowish gray to gray.
The streak is black with a slightly green tinge.
Pyrite crystals are frequently striated. It is also frequently a cube or octahedron.
Cleavage and fracture
There is no cleavage. The fracture is conchoidal.
Where is it found?
Pyrite is mostly mined in the states of Illinois and Missouri of America, Peru, Russia, Spain, and South Africa.
How is it mined?
It is just a regular ore.