Description

    Pyrite Psuedomorph after Pyrrhotite, Quartz and Fluorite
    El Hammam Mine, Meknès
    Meknès Prefecture, Meknès-Tafilalet Region
    Morocco
    4.76 x 3.14 x 2.81 inches (12.10 x 8.00 x 7.16 cm)


    This piece is a true trifecta in the mineral world. This beautiful and interesting layered specimen has large "sea-blue" Fluorite crystals, coated with small well-formed white Quartz crystals and then topped with a gold Pyrite after Pyrrhotite crystal formation on the face. An extra bonus is the drusy coating of Pyrite crystals contrasting against the white Quartz. This Pyrite is striking on its own, but, once it is flipped over, it becomes truly awe inspiring. It is the "layered cake" of minerals. Additionally, this piece can stand on its own without a base.

    [Scale: 1 inch, with mark at 1 cm]


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    Auction Dates
    Aug-Sep, 2015
    27th-3rd Thursday-Thursday
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