Sign up for Lesson Plans, discounts & more!


by Mia Castro
(Hailey, Idaho)

Fool's Gold

Fool's Gold

Pyrite is also known as fool's gold, it's name "pyrite" is after the Greek "pyr" meaning "fire." because it sparks. Pyrite is considered the most common of the sulfide minerals. Its luster is metallic. It's a 6 – 6.5 on Moh's hardness scale. This amazing mineral looks almost identical to gold. Finally, a very cool fact about both pyrite and gold is that they can form together and blend.

Click here to post comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Have a rock or mineral specimen that you want to share?.

INTERESTED IN MORE? IF SO, YOU MAY WANT TO CHECK OUT OUR OTHER SITES: - Our online fossil and mineral rock shop. - An educational site about fossils.