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-tuhs, pahy-], /pəˈraɪ təs, paɪ-/, adjective
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How to use pyrite in a sentence
Pyrite, pī′rīt, n. native iron disulphide of a pale-yellow colour and very hard—also Iron pyrites.
One was by striking a flint against a piece of pyrite of iron, the other by simply rubbing together two pieces of wood.Indo-China and Its Primitive People|Henry Baudesson
No spars are found accompanying the ore; iron pyrite is occasionally met with, and plumbago is found in the vicinity.
The mineral is harder than chalcocite, but less hard than pyrite, being easily scratched with a knife.
Pyrite consists of iron and sulphur; magnetite, hematite, and limonite are oxides of iron.