Pyrite Structure

Steven Dutch, Professor Emeritus, Natural and Applied Sciences, Universityof Wisconsin - Green Bay


Pyrite unit cell. Sulfur atoms are yellow and iron are brown. Darker shades are in the foreground.

The iron atoms are octahedrally coordinated to skewed octahedra of sulfur atoms

Pyrite lattice viewed along a twofold axis.

Oblique view of pyrite lattice.

Pyrite lattice viewed along twofold axis, showing one layer of sulfur octahedra.

Pyrite lattice viewed along twofold axis, showing two layers of sulfur octahedra.


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Created 22 Sept 1997, Last Update 31 May 2020