So much more beautiful and sparkly than what these pictures can capture! These are specimens from Peru. Some have lots of galena, all have pyrite. Some even have a trio of pyrite, galena and quartz!
From Huanzala Mine, Huallanca District, Dos de Mayo Province, Huánuco Department, Peru
Pyrite, often called “Fool’s Gold,” even though there is nothing foolish about this mineral. Within its gleaming nature is a stone of hidden fire, one that can be sparked to life by striking it against metal or stone. An Earth element, it also resonates with Fire energy, symbolizing the warmth and lasting presence of the sun and the ability to generate wealth by one’s own power. It is masculine in nature, a stone of action, vitality and will, and taps into one’s abilities and potential, stimulating the flow of ideas. It brings confidence and the persistence to carry things through to completion.
It also supports one with a spirit of boldness and assertive action when protecting others, the planet, or in standing up for important issues of community. It stimulates the Second and Third Chakras, enhancing will power and the ability to see behind facades to what is real. It stirs the qualities of ambition, commitment and perseverance, and is an ideal stone for students.