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Mineral Specimen #4536    Diploid Pyrite Crystals

Duff Quarry, Huntsville, Logan Co., Ohio

Collected by J. Medici

A mass of well formed, Diploid habit Pyrite crystals has been exposed by subjecting the specimen to HCl which has etched away the surrounding limestone. This has left the limestone with a sculpted appearance. The Pyrite crystals have a high metallic luster. Some of the smaller crystals exhibit iridescence in colors of pink, green and gold.; however, the itidesence is not that noticeable. The specimen has also been sawed on the bottom and displays nicely.

Condition: Good

Flaws: A few small crystals are missing, leaving casts.

6.9 x 7.4 x 4.2 cm

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This mineral is also found in the following galleries: Minerals From the United States | Sulfides and Sulfosalts | Minerals Priced Between 25 and 49 Dollars