How Is Pyrite Formed?

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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: http://library.thinkquest.org/05aug/00461/pyrite.htm
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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: http://library.thinkquest.org/05aug/00461/pyrite.htm
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