ETYMOLOGY: Comes pure greek: reddish yellow.
CRYSTAL SYSTEM: Monoclinic low temperature, high temperature hexagonal.
PRINCIPLE OF FORMATION: Secondary.
CLASS MINERAL: Sulphides.
CHEMICAL FORMULA, MINERAL ELEMENTS: Fe1-xS.
HARDNESS: 3.5-4 on the Mohs scale.
FIELDS: Canada, Mexico, Spain, Brazil, Norway, Sweden.
MINERALOGY: An ore magmatic segregation, is formed by crystallization before the consolidation of the basic igneous rocks then concentrated because of its high specific gravity. Also their deposits are found in hydrothermal veins medium heat. The Pyrrhotite is always associated with nickel and cobalt ores. It usually appears forming compact or granular masses, it crystallizes in the form of tabular hexagonal crystals.
MYTHOLOGY: It has a certain magnetism, which is also known by the name of "magnetic pyrite" In fields where pyrrhotite is formed it is also associated with nickel ores and cobalt making it much appreciated, is also associated with meteorites arrived ashore.
PROPERTIES: It is said that beauty pyrrhotite rejuvenates and gives its possessor. It attracts wealth to those who take. Mentally removes tensions, black minerals provide security and stability and keeps them from mental deviations and focuses our attention on the essentials.
USES: Pyrrhotite associated with nickel, platinum, cobalt has economic interest, mineral collection, meditation.