Dims: 5.0 x 3.9 x 2.1" (12.7 x 9.9 x 5.3 cm)
Wt: 2 lbs, 11.5 oz. (1.232 kg)
Raura Mine, Ancash Department, Peru
A thick Pyrite crust covers the sparse galena base of this cabinet specimen. The Pyrite crust is made up of hundreds of heavily-intergrown crystals, almost all of which are in excellent condition. They generally do not exceed 0.4" (1.0 cm) in diameter and have excellent pyritohedral form where exposed. The crystals are clustered into nearly botryoidal formations that extend a short distance upward from the crust. All have a pale golden color and a metallic luster.