“National Museum of Natural History“ by unknown artist
Medium:Poster reproduction of original photograph
Height: 18.25 in;25 in
Width: 13.25 in;19 in
It is a photograph of a piece of pyrite that is in various cubes that are stacked on each other. Blue background.
Pyrite's metallic luster and pale-to-normal, brass-yellow hue have earned it the nickname "fool's gold" because of its resemblance to gold. The color has also led to the nicknames brass, brazzle and brazil, primarily used to refer to pyrite found in coals. It is also the most common of the sulfide minerals. The name pyrite is derived from the Greek puritÄ“s, "of fire" or "in fire"; and from pur, "fire". In ancient Roman times this name was applied to several types of stone that would create sparks when struck against steel.