Pyrite with Quartz on Sphalerite from Alimon Mine

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Description

These pyrite and quartz crystals are from the Alimon Mine, Huaron Mining District of the Huallay District, Pasco Department, Peru.This area contains 15 mines including the Alimon which is where most mineral specimens come from. The mines are large commercial operations for the extraction of silver and silver related minerals. Twenty-one different mineral species are found in this area including several exceptional sulfides such as pyrite. This specimen consists of a combination of bright golden cubic pyrite crystals with transparent needle quartz crystals resting on a crystalline sphalerite plate. The piece is well balanced and aesthetic. It measures 3 x 2 1/2 x 1 3/4 inches or 76 x 64 x 45 mm

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Weight16 oz