6.5" Shiny, Cubic Pyrite Crystal Cluster with Quartz - Peru

This is gorgeous cluster of gleaming cubic pyrite crystals that was collected from the Huanzala Mine in Peru. The entire specimen measures 6.5" wide and small aggregations of quartz crystal can be found scattered throughout the pyrite.

There is a natural fracture through this specimen, however it hasn't been repaired or stabilized. This has been reflected in the price. Comes with an acrylic display stand.

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.

Pyrite & Quartz
Huanzala Mine, Bolognesi, Peru
6.5 x 4.8"