Fool's Gold


Metallic, gold colored pyrite is commonly referred to as Fool’s Gold. Pyrite has a natural cubic structure.

Also a form of pyrite, marcasite is metallic steel grey in color.


Man Tamer

Greek naturalist Pliny the Elder called pyrite androdamus, meaning “man tamer”, after a 4th century BC woman was found wearing a pair of boots studded with 3½ dozen pyrite crystals.


Planet: Sun

pyrite (aka fool's gold) showing a natural cubic structure

marcasite pin

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