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    GRADUATED PYRITE SET
    Ampliación a Victoria Mine, Navajún, La Rioja, Spain

    As one of the few mining operations devoted strictly for minerals, Piritas de Navejun has been a success story for many years now. This is the only locality that regularly produces "floater" crystals of Pyrite showing "pure" cubic form. From time to time, the owner of the mine will sort through thousands of Pyrite cubes and assemble a set of matching ones in graduated sizes. This very large set contains 72 almost identical examples of those brassy, metallic treasures. They would be identical, but for their size. The smallest measures 1.6 mm and the largest comes in at 5.04 cm. Put them out and see how many people think that they were actually - machined by humans.
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    Auction Dates
    September, 2014
    28th Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 3
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