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Iron Pyrite Pair - 10mm

- RA0147

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Naturally forming cubic iron pyrite.
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Pyrites From Navajun; La Rioja Spain -

Pyrite, iron sulfide (FeS2), Crystallizes in the cubic system, hence the above, fantastically formed natural cubes of iron pyritis. The pyrites from Navajun were found during the mesozoic era, at the end of the jurassic period, approximately 120 million years ago.

They originated within the sediments of a large delta that covered the Cameros Sierra. The pyrites are contemporary to the dinosaur period in the same region, of which many remains have been found near the mine.

Although pyrites are relatively abundant in nature, where they can be found either in a massive or crystallized form, it is not common to find crystals fully finished with the perfection and shine of those from Navajun mine.

The high quality of the Navajuns pyrites, makes them to be appreciated by collectors the world over. They form part of the most prestigious museums and mineral collections and are exhibited in such as the Smithsonian Institute Museum in Washington, Houston, Paris, etc.

The mine at Navajun began to be worked during the nineteen sixties. Its production is used exclusively by collectors and for decoration purposes; being the only pyrite mine in the world being exploited for just these purposes.

Location - Aguilar Del Rio Alhama, La Rioja, Spain

Technical name - Iron pyrite

Informal name - Fools gold

Spain

Pyrite

Pyrites

Pyrite Crystals

Pyrite Mineral

Chispa

Iron

Sulfide

Pirit

Pirite

пирит

Pirita

Pyrit

黄鉄鉱

黄铁矿

Cubic Pyrite

Pyrite Cubes

Sideropyrite

Lebereisener

Svovl Kis

Marcasites

Xantho

Pyrites

Schwefelkies

Schwefelkies

Kaltschedan

Vitriolkies

Lebereisenerz

Golden cubic crystals

1cm across approximately

Weight -

16g approximately

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