Description

    PYRITE
    Boldut Mine, Cavnic (Kapnic; Kapnik), Maramures County, Romania

    For Pyrite specimens, this is a real outlier. Any pretense at macroscopic crystal structure is doomed to failure in this case. The overall shape of the shapeless mass is possibly closest to a well-kneaded lump of bread dough plopped down on the Calcitic matrix from a couple of feet of altitude. Part of the Pyrite mass is bare and about a third is covered with tiny white, Dolomite crystals that form a band of rust-red ones where they border the bare Pyrite. Great condition for a blob - no damage is why. Mined 1980
    Overall measurements: 7 x 5.5 x 4 inches (17.8 x 14 x 10.2 cm).

    Provenance: North Star Minerals [Hoppel # D2128]


    Estimate: $1,800 - $2,500.

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    Auction Dates
    October, 2013
    19th-20th Saturday-Sunday
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