Pyrite is a brass-yellow mineral and is the most common sulfide mineral.
It occurs in high and low temperatures and forms in small quantities. It also has a high specific gravity.
It’s harder than other yellow-colored metallic minerals, and its black streak is usually tinged with green
When Pyrite forms, it’s often in the shape of octahedrons, cubes, or pyritohedrons, which usually have striated faces. It also forms as flat and radial disks called dollars or suns.
Pyrite has a bright metallic luster.
This is why Pyrite earned the nickname of Fool’s Gold.
Because of its gold color and metallic luster,it's often mistaken for gold..
The name Pyrite comes from the Greek word pyr, which means fire.