Chemical Formula: FeS2
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 119.98 g
 
Sulfur 53.45 % S 0.00 % 0.00 %
Iron 46.55 % Fe 0.00 % 0.00 %

100.00 %
 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Fe2+S2
Help on Environment: Environment: Sedimentary, magmatic, metamorphic, and hydrothermal deposits
Help on Locality: Locality: Common world wide.. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: From the Greek, pyrites lithos, "stone which strikes fire," in allusion to the sparking produced when iron is struck by a lump of pyrite
Help on Synonym: Synonym: Fool's Gold
Cobaltian Pyrite
Bravoite-Ni