3.8" Gleaming, Pyritohedral Pyrite Crystal Cluster - Peru

This is gorgeous cluster of gleaming, pyritohedral pyrite crystals that was collected from the Huanzala Mine in Peru. The entire specimen measures 3.8" wide.

Pyrite or iron pyrite is commonly referred to as Fool's Gold because it's metallic luster and pale brass-yellow hue give it a superficial resemblance to gold. In the old mining days, Pyrite was sometimes mistaken for Gold. Pyrite is the most common of the sulfide minerals with the chemical formula FeS2. Pyrite crystals occur in many shapes and habits. Smaller (druzy) crystal aggregates may give off beautiful glistening effects, and larger crystals may be perfectly formed, including fascinating cubes, penetration twins, and other interesting crystal forms.

DETAILS
SPECIES
Pyrite
LOCATION
Huanzala Mine, Bolognesi, Peru
SIZE
3.8 x 2.5"
CATEGORY
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#195740