Dims: 6.6 x 4.3 x 3.8" (16.8 x 10.9 x 9.6 cm)
Wt: 2 lbs., 13.6 oz. (1.292 kg)
Naica, Chihuahua, Mexico
This large cabinet specimen consists of a calcite base on which rest many clusters of Pyrite crystals that probably pseudomorphed from marcasite. Some of these cubes, if complete, would measure 0.7" (1.8 cm) along an edge, but they are all heavily intergrown in clusters. There is a small amount of damage and breakage present, but most are in very good condition. Their form could be cubic, but the curved edges of these "cubes" are very common for the orthorhombic form of marcasite. Many of the clusters have a strong red tint to them, but there are several that show the standard pale golden color.