Pyrite – Striated Crystals from the Huanzala Mine



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This pyrite is from the Huanzala Mine, Huallanca, Dos de Mayo Povince, Huanco Department, Peru. This a predominately lead-zinc mine but 63 other mineral species can be found there. It is one of the premier locales for pyrite specimens. They can vary in morphology from cubic to dipyramidal octahedrans and every combination in between. It is a sulfide containing the elements Fe and S.┬áThese large pyrite crystals ( up to 28 mm across ) have sharp pyritohedral and modified pyritohedral crystal habits. They have a bright, brassy, gold color. The crystal faces have light striations and a metallic luster. This piece has a high iron content which accounts for it’s brilliant luster after being collected over twenty years ago. It can be displayed attractively in any position. This is a lg miniature or small cabinet sized piece that measures 2 5/16 x 1 3/8 x 1 1/8 inches or 56 x 35 x 28 mm

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Weight 9 oz

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