Dims: 9.2 x 7.4 x 0.5" (23.4 x 18.8 x 1.3 cm)
Wt: 1 lb., 3.1 oz. (542 g)
Sparta, Illinois, U.S.A.
A single Pyrite "sun" concretion rests on the black shale host of this piece. The sun is in excellent condition and has dimensions of 3.4 x 3.0 x 0.2" (8.6 x 7.6 x 0.5 cm). Its form is asymmetrical and shows the compact, radiating habit of the Pyrite. It has a golden coloration with a faint green caste and a dull metallic luster. The shale base has been coated with a clear lacquer to strengthen it and brighten its luster.