iron pyrite

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Noun1.iron pyrite - a common mineral (iron disulfide) that has a pale yellow coloriron pyrite - a common mineral (iron disulfide) that has a pale yellow color
atomic number 34, Se, selenium - a toxic nonmetallic element related to sulfur and tellurium; occurs in several allotropic forms; a stable grey metallike allotrope conducts electricity better in the light than in the dark and is used in photocells; occurs in sulfide ores (as pyrite)
mineral - solid homogeneous inorganic substances occurring in nature having a definite chemical composition
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Hillman Pastine grew up in Hays, Kansas with her four siblings, spending much of their free time on her parent's farm searching for arrowheads, fossils, iron pyrite, Kansas rock crystals and even a few small magnets from outer space.
The technique is fairly easy to pick up, but patience is the key as you sift through pan after pan of dirt, looking for the smallest speck of the shiny stuff in among the fool's gold (iron pyrite), copper and flint.
Last week, researchers at the Vanderbilt University found a way to drastically increase the speed at which a battery charges by using quantum dots made of iron pyrite. Quantum dots are particles just a few tens of atoms wide.
The advance emerges from a long line of research in Jin's lab that has focused on the use of iron pyrite (fool's gold) and other inexpensive, abundant materials for energy transformation.
Spahn was a Boston Brave when Stengel managed that dreadful team, and was a New York Met when Stengel was in charge of the team that became the Iron Pyrite standard for baseball incompetence.
A number of detailed analyses suggest that the tiny structures aren't the remains of bacteria that colonized the creatures after the dinos and birds died, nor are they tiny bits of the mineral iron pyrite, which can form during the fossilization process, Benton says.