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Arsenopyrite w/ Calcite

This specimen has lustrous arsenopyrite crystals that protrude from the matrix rock, the backside of the specimen has a plate of white calcite crystals. Weighs 0.98 lbs. Measurements are about 3 x 2.5 x 2 inches.

 Arsenopyrite is an arsenic bearing variety of iron sulfide (pyrite) which occurs in heavy metallic crystals with an iridescent rainbow tarnish. Arsenopyrite has the distinctive property of smelling like garlic when scratched. 

Arsenopyrite bestows inner warmth and lifts the spirits, and balances all chakras, leaving behind a golden glow. It activates the lower three Chakras, thereby strengthening self-confidence, motivation and drive, and instilling a sense of empowerment, and can also help to stimulate the libido.

Each piece is similar, though no item at Crystal Joys is exactly the same as every item uses a unique stone that is non-fabricated.  Every item at Crystal Joys is truly "one of a kind". Slight variations in color, size and bead shape exist.