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    PYRITE
    Sparta
    Illinois
    USA
    9.05 x 8.26 x 1.35 x inches (23 x21 x 3.45 cm)


    Pyrite, also known as Iron Pyrite and even "Fool's Gold" in some instances, has a varied crystal habit that is dependent on how and where it was formed. In certain cases, crystals will "grow" between thin layers of coal shale and cannot develop into fully three-dimensional forms. As such, these crystals are only able to radiate out from the center into a fanned crystal structure as a result of compressed growth between sheets of anthracite coal shale. The Pyrite 'Suns' or 'Dollars' have been confused with fossil sand dollars.


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    Auction Dates
    May-Jun, 2015
    28th-4th Thursday-Thursday
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