Skull hand carved out of chalcopyrite.
Dimensions: 26 x 30 x 37 mm
Weight: 51 grams
Chalcopyrite is a copper rich form of pyrite and is used as a copper ore. The named pyrite is derived from the Greek word for fire, given the name because striking two pieces together can produce sparks. With a hardness ranging from 6 to 6.5, this metallic yellow iron sulfide has earned the familiar nickname, “fool’s gold.” Pyrite demonstrates many crystal patterns one of the most spectacular being large perfect cubes. The ancient Incas used ieces of pyrite as mirrors. This mineral is believed to enhance willpower and help overcome bad habits. It can also help boost creativity and establish a “can-do” attitude toward life. Pyrite is found world-wide, with important deposits in Spain, Italy, and Peru.