Words nearby pyrite
Origin of pyrite
OTHER WORDS FROM pyritepy·rit·ic [pahy-rit-ik, puh-] /paɪˈrɪt ɪk, pə-/, py·rit·i·cal, py·ri·tous [puh-rahy-tuh s, pahy-] /pəˈraɪ təs, paɪ-/, adjective
Examples from the Web for pyrite
The deposition of galena, blende, and pyrite in the Galena lead mines still continues.
A few small crystals of pyrite were then placed in the bottle of solution, and the gold began immediately to precipitate on them.Getting Gold|J. C. F. Johnson
Pyrite, pī′rīt, n. native iron disulphide of a pale-yellow colour and very hard—also Iron pyrites.
Pyrite, the yellow iron sulphide, is the commonest and most abundant of the metallic sulphides.
Similar occurrences of pyrite on a smaller scale are known in many places.