Image: Pyrite specimen

Pyrite specimen

Pyrite specimen.

Photographer:
S Humphreys
Rights:
© Australian Museum

Notes

What is it made of?

It is made of iron and sulphur. It is a pyrite group mineral.

Where was it found?

 

What is it used for?

Pyrite can be a source of sulphur. Sulphur is mainly used to make sulphuric acid which is used in fertilisers, explosives, lubricants and paints.

Actual size

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