Dims: 3.4 x 1.8 x 1.5" (8.5 x 4.5 x 3.7 cm)
Wt: 7.5 oz. (214 g)
Pachapaque Mine, Ancash Department, Peru
Several dozen heavily-intergrown Pyrite crystals make up the bulk of this hand specimen. These crystals are generally in good condition and have visible diameters of up to 0.4" (1.0 cm). All have excellent pyritohedral form, with well-defined edges and clean faces, and show the standard pale-golden color and metallic luster of the species. The Pyrites are accompanied by many warped, intergrown and heavily-worn sphalerites that also do not appear to exceed 0.4" (1 cm) in diameter. They seem to be weathered, however, as their luster is quite dull.