What is Pyrite?

  1. A shiny yellow mineral consisting of iron disulfide and typically occurring as intersecting cubic crystals.

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Pyrites luster is metallic.
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Hardness of Pyrite is 6-6.5


Pyrite is yellowish gray to gray.
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The streak is black with a slightly green tinge.
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Crystal form

Pyrite crystals are frequently striated. It is also frequently a cube or octahedron.
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Cleavage and fracture

There is no cleavage. The fracture is conchoidal.
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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.