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Pyrite Sand Dollar, What is it?

What is a Pyrite Sand Dollar?

Pyrite suns or pyrite dollars are an unusual pyrite formation exhibiting striations radiating out from the center like rays of the sun. The current consensus is that they are simply formed due to the enormous pressure compacting the slate, and causing pyrite to grow laterally in a radiating manner. Pyrite suns are found about 300 feet deep in the coal mines, in narrow seams of shale lying on top of the coal vein.  They have been researched by the Smithsonian and have been proven to be pyrite, iron sulphide, approximately 350 million years and theory of origin is that they are a fossil replacement.

Pyrite’s metallic luster and pale brassy-yellow have often been mistaken for gold by miners, hence its fond nickname, “fool’s gold.” It is the most abundant sulfide mineral and crystallizes in the cubic system as well-developed, opaque, brassy-yellow crystals and is among the most widely collected of all minerals.

What are their Healing Properties or abilities?

Pyrite has long been valued as a strong protection stone that shields the wearer from negative energy as well as environmental pollutants. Thus, this stone helps promote physical well-being as well. Stimulating the second and third chakras, pyrite enhances the strength of mind and willpower.

Metaphysical Gemstone Properties

Pyrite helps one to communicate more openly and honestly,  providing both emotional and physical protection. If you are indecisive, or unsure about something, carry a pyrite with you as a touchstone to help boost your self-confidence. The reflective qualities of the stone make it a wonderful meditation or divination tool just as the ancient Incas used it.

Pyrite increases physical stamina, stimulates the intellect and helps to transform thought into intelligent action. It is a wonderful stone for use in wealth magic or assisting in the manifestation of needed energies. An excellent shield-stone, pyrite removes negativity from the aura to help one concentrate.

Healing Gemstone Properties

Pyrite is said to balance hormonal rhythms, and to ease the discomfort of menstruation. It is also useful in clearing up confusion of one’s physical symptoms so as to generate a more accurate diagnosis.

Pyrite “suns” draw pain from the body, as well as assist in easing depression symptoms. It is also said to help in reducing swelling or reducing fevers when used directly on the physical body.

How Will Pyrite Help You?

Pyrite, Healing, and Health

Pyrite is believed to have many healing powers. It can promote overall physical wellness and good emotional well-being.

This stone has the power to cleanse the oxygen that circulates in your body, which will enhance the function of the entire cardiovascular system.

It can also purify your body and fight off any kind of infection. It’s known to be effective with arthritis, bronchitis, and even DNA repair.

It can be used to help with learning disabilities and cognitive disorders. It can also improve memory.

Do you Have Pyrite with you? If not what are you waiting for?


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