What Meaning Does Marcasite?

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Marcasite is a type of mineral which is sometimes referred to as the white iron pyrites which has an orthorhombic crystal structure. It is pale yellow with bright metallic lustre. Its brittle structure is resistant to scratching.
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Marcasite is a mineral, sometimes called white iron pyrite. It is an attractive mineral used to make jewellery. It is crystal like, metallic, and brassy yellow with greenish tint at times. The crystals can be in tabular, bladed or prismatic forms.
Marcasite, whose name is derived from the Arabic word for pyrite, is a common and an attractive mineral. The stone is believed to Stimulate the senses, intellect and dispels the use of rash words and impatience.
Marcasite is a mineral that is made from iron. Its scientific formula is FES2 and it is well known as Iron Sulphide. Marcasite is closely associated with Pyrite and is considered a polymorph. Marcasite jewellery usually refers to silver jewellery inlaid with small stones made of Pyrite and it is the twinning feature of its crystal formation.
Marcasite jewellery is made from pyrite also known as 'the Fool's Gold' and not from Marcasite as its name would suggest. Pyrite is almost the same as marcasite, however, it is more stable and less brittle.
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It means that Pyrite has the same chemical make up as a marcasite but has a different structure, symmetry, and shape.
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Marcasite: A mineral with the same composition as pyrite, (fool's gold), and often called "white iron pyrite", but differing in crystal structure.
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Marcasite, whose name is derived from the Arabic word for pyrite, is a common and an attractive mineral. The stone is believed to Stimulate the senses, intellect and dispels the use
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