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Collection Tier:
Tier 3

Rocks and Minerals ➔ Pyrite and Chalcopyrite

Identifier:
18145
Description:
Pyrite, commonly known as fool's gold, is a sulfide mineral containing iron. When exposed to oxygen, the color darkens, turning from a brass-yellow to shades of brown. This specimen also includes chalcopyrite, a copper and iron sulfide mineral that looks similar to pyrite. It was found in French Creek, Pennsylvania. 

Pyrite Formula: FeS2
Chalcopyrite Formula: CuFeS2
Current Location Status:
In Storage
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