Dims: 2.7 x 2.1 x 1.8" (6.9 x 5.3 x 4.6 cm)
Wt: 4.72 oz. (133.7 g)
Reynolds County, Missouri, U.S.A.
The Marcasite that makes up most of the mass of this hand specimen is in excellent condition, showing only minor to moderate damage. Its form is one of its most interesting aspects- it is nearly plumose, and no actual crystals can be defined. All of its formations are rounded and heavily intergrown. It has the standard dark golden coloration and moderately dull luster of Marcasite, and shows no iridescence. Attached to the Marcasite are several galena cubes that appear to be in excellent condition. Their cubic form is very good, and their color and luster are standard for their species. Most of them are overgrown, however, by a cluster of small white dolomite crystals. The dolomites are in remarkably good condition for their softness and exposure, and do not exceed 0.2" (5 mm) in diameter. Their rhombohedral form is very good, and all have a pearly luster and are translucent.