How Is Pyrite Formed?


Pyrite is formed when an iron atom joins with two sulfur atoms. The sulfur gives pyrite its yellow color, and the iron gives pyrite its metallic sheen. It's pretty easy to see why some miners were fooled by this 'fool's gold!' You can find more information here:
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You can find pyrite in sedimentary, metamorphic, and igneous rocky areas. it is an iron ore that is also known as 'Fool's Gold' because of it looking like gold. You can find more information here:
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Pyrite is formed deep in the earth, in veins that have been under high pressure and heat. Miners use to call it "fool's gold", due to the resemblance it has to real gold.
pyrite is formed by the combination of malachite, emerald, dioptasen mixed by heat and pressure
Pyrite is a so-called persistent mineral, forming under virtually all conditions of mineral
The above answer is correct in some regards, and misguided in others. Yes, pyrite is a mineral classified among the sulfides, or minerals containing the element sulfur bonded to a
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