Polished Marcasite cabochon (cousing of pyrite) in Chalcedony with beautiful metallic luster.
This material comes from Indonesia.
Marcasite is a yellow to silvery-yellow iron sulfide mineral with a chemical composition of FeS2.
It forms by precipitation from acidic waters in surface or near-surface environments. Marcasite is commonly found in sediments, sedimentary rocks, and hydrothermal deposits in many parts of the world.
Marcasite is similar to pyrite in appearance and physical properties, and it has the same chemical composition.
However, the two minerals differ in crystal structure.
Pyrite crystallizes in the isometric system, while marcasite is orthorhombic.
Pyrite is widely known because of its nickname of “fool's gold.” Pyrite is also a “ubiquitous” mineral, meaning that it is “found everywhere.”
By comparison, marcasite is much less common and not as widely recognized by people.
The sizes of these cabochons are:
2-32x21x5mm, one small dent on the outer edge,price reduced.
-Marcasite is said to be a gemstone used for powerful meditation.
-Marcasite gems aid in introspection and tend to resonate more strongly with higher, more spiritual chakras.
-According to many beliefs, marcasite is a talisman associated with wisdom, courage and expression.
-Metaphysical properties of marcasite also suggest it is a stone that inspires creativity when it comes to the arts and architecture.
-The stone helps fight intellectual fatigue, making it a favorite for students who are studying for big tests.
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