5.5" Striated, Cubic Pyrite Crystal Cluster - Peru

This is a gorgeous cluster of cubic pyrite crystals that was collected from the Huanzala Mine in Peru. The specimen measures 5.5" wide and contains many, gleaming pyrite crystals.

Comes with an acrylic display stand.

The Huanzala mine in Bolognesi Province, Áncash, Peru is an excellent example of a mine with exceptional quality, variety, and availability. Traditionally a lead-zinc mine, Huanzala holds the record for the most mineral tonnage extracted by a single mine. This is quite the feat and it's easy to see why minerals from this locality are so aggressively mined and collected.

This mine has a multitude of awesome minerals, from sharply terminated quartz, to sparkly pyrite, bubbly aragonite and dense galena. Other common minerals are realgar, orpiment, sphalerite, chalcopyrite, manganoan calcite, rhodonite, cassiterite, barite, fluorite and fluorapatite, among other less prevalent minerals. Mineral associations from this mine often contain three to four minerals that look phenomenal growing all over one another.
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DETAILS
SPECIES
Pyrite
LOCATION
Huanzala Mine, Bolognesi, Peru
SIZE
5.5 x 4.1"
CATEGORY
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#218504