Fools Gold / Pyrite Cubes on matrix
Pyrite cubes on matrix rock, available in a range of sizes. The sizes we sell describe the rough size of the matrix stone, not the cubes – which are typically between 5 and 30MM approximately.
Pyrite is also known as ‘Fools Gold’, as its shape and colour have confused miners and gold panners for centuries. It is, of course, Iron crystals, rather than Gold.
It sometimes occurs in a cubic formation, and that is what is on offer here; Pyrite cubes, still trapped in their original host rock matrix, as they were mined. These pieces may have more than one cube on the matrix, of course – the larger pieces typically have 3-5 cubes.
Our current stock includes:
- 54x40x30MM – a nice specimen from Spain with numerous tiny Pyrite cubes, including many with odd features such as twinning.
The pictures you see here are representative of the products and are usually not the exact item you will receive. Where various grades are available we do try to photograph each grade – but some photographs are still on their way!
We sell a few different sized pieces and styles of Fools Gold – please check our Pyrite section for more.