Digging Pyrite Cubes So Perfect, You Won’t Believe They’re Natural!

Some things in nature are so perfectly formed that they almost seem artificial. For example, pyrite crystals often form in flawless cubes. It’s incredible to think that something as precise as a perfect cube can come straight from the earth. Every time I see these natural pyrite cubes, I’m amazed by their geometric perfection.

Take a look as this group of crystal hunters from Rocks For The Spirit as they travel to Spain to look for natural pyrite cubes. They end up finding an amazing pyrite deposit containing perfectly formed pyrite cube crystals, and even clusters which results in the creation of what they consider “nature’s perfect puzzle.”

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About Pyrite Cube Crystals

Pyrite cube crystals are a distinctive form of the mineral pyrite, also known as fool’s gold, due to its metallic luster and pale brass-yellow hue that resembles gold. These crystals are famous for their natural cubic shape, which is a reflection of pyrite’s crystallographic structure defined by the cubic system.

The formation of pyrite cubes is a fascinating process that typically occurs in sedimentary rock formations or in veins within other rocks. The cubic shape results from the arrangement of iron and sulfur atoms within the crystal lattice, forming perfect cubes that can sometimes be found embedded in other stones, such as limestone or slate.

Pyrite is relatively hard, with a Mohs hardness of about 6 to 6.5, which makes it durable but also brittle. The mineral’s metallic luster and striking appearance make it highly sought after by mineral collectors. Beyond its aesthetic appeal, pyrite is known for its historical use in generating sparks for starting fires when struck against metal or stone.

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