Dims: 11.5 x 6.7 x 0.8" (29.2 x 17.0 x 2.0 cm)
Wt: 2 lbs., 2.0 oz. (1.077 kg)
Sparta, Illinois, U.S.A.
This pyrite concretion rests near the edge of a large base of black shale, and is in good condition, showing a small amount of breakage where the sun overlapped the edge of the base rock. The sun itself has visible dimensions of 4.5 x 3.6" (11.4 x 9.1 cm). Its form is somewhat warped and it has a deep golden color and a moderately-bright-to-dull metallic luster. It was likely separated from the base and then re-attached. The base material itself is coated with a clear lacquer to stabilize it and give it a brighter luster.