Dims: 6.2" x 5.8" x 4.0" (15.7 x 14.7 x 10.2 cm)
Wt: 10.3 lbs. (4.7 kg)
Pachapaque Mine, Ancash, Peru
This rather massive Pyrite specimen consists of dozens of intergrown pyritohedral crystals that range from 0.5 - 2.5" (1.3 - 6.4 cm) in diameter. The specimen is generally in very good condition, though there are two very large breakage surfaces where the specimen was separated from its host rock. All of the crystals have clean, striated faces and well-defined edges that show only a small amount of wear in places. The crystals are very heavily intergrown, so that not more than 2 faces on any given crystal are complete. They have the standard pale gold color and metallic luster of Pyrite. The piece has experienced a small but noticeable amount of crumbling since we have had it, so it may be prudent to avoid handling it.