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Collection Tier:
Tier 3

Rocks and Minerals ➔ Pyrite and Quartz

Identifier:
2019.1.1424
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 includes quartz, one of the most abundant minerals. 

Pyrite Formula: FeS2
Quartz Formula: SiO2
Source:
Museum Collection
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