Physical Properties
Chemical formula Fe1-xS
Class Sulfide
Crystal system Hexagonal
Habit Massive
Hexagonal plates or tabs,
often twinned (rare)
Color Yellow to reddish bronze
Hardness 4
Specific gravity 4.6
Cleavage Poor (001)
Fracture Uneven
Luster Metallic
Transparency Opaque
Streak Grey to black
after Perkins, 358

Pyrrhotite in Hand Sample

Pyrrhotite in hand sample

Further Reading

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