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 for Pyrite
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Pyrite \Pyr"ite\, n.; pl. Pyrites. [Cf. F. pyrite. See
     Pyrites.] (Min.)
     A common mineral of a pale brass-yellow color and brilliant
     metallic luster, crystallizing in the isometric system; iron
     pyrites; iron disulphide.
     [1913 Webster]
           Hence sable coal his massy couch extends,
           And stars of gold the sparkling pyrite blends. --E.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a common mineral (iron disulfide) that has a pale yellow
           color [syn: pyrite, iron pyrite, fool's gold]

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