Pyrite suns are found in a coal mine at the 300-foot level in a narrow seam that lies on top of the coal.  Miners often bring them up in their lunch boxes; otherwise these pieces would be destroyed during the mining process.  Pyrite suns are found surrounded by a black slate and must undergo a difficult cleaning process to reveal their natural hidden beauty.  The pyrite sun dates back 350 million years.  There is still much debate whether these are the fossilized remains of some ancient sea creature that has been replaced by pyrite or whether these discs are just an unusual formation of the mineral pyrite (fool’s gold).  Pyrite suns make attractive home decorator pieces.  Although round is the most common shape, many unusual shapes are found every year. 

Iron Pyrite promotes positive thinking, enhances confidence and assertiveness.

  • Approx. dimensions: 80 mm x 80 mm x 5 mm.
  • Genuine stone.
  • This item includes an information card about the stone.
  • A certificate of authenticity is included with this item.
  • Plastic stand included.
  • This stone requires special care - exposure to water and other chemicals, such as cleaning products or aerosols, will damage it over time. If you polish the stone, use a dry cloth only, or an air duster that does not contain any disinfectant or other chemicals.

*This is a natural mineral specimen, and no two are exactly the same. Please note that the item you receive may have slight variations from the one photographed.  The last picture is an example of possible variations. If you wish to see the item before purchase, please email us at

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