Dims: 2.4 x 1.5 x 1.4" (6.1 x 3.8 x 3.6 cm)
Wt: 4.69 oz. (133.1 g)
Nanisivik Mine, Baffin Island, Northwest Territory, Canada
This specimen consists of part of a crust of heavily-intergrown and very warped Pyrite crystals. These crystals reach dimensions of 0.5 x 0.4 x 0.3" (1.3 x 1.0 x 0.8 cm) and are in moderately good condition, showing considerable damage in some areas. They are pseudomorphs after marcasite, and their severely warped forms reflect it- I cannot figure out which variation of the cubic and/or orthorhombic forms they have adopted! Otherwise, they have the standard pale golden color and metallic luster of the specie. There is no host rock present.