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    Pyrite Cluster
    Huanzala Mine, Huallanca, Huallanca District
    Bolognesi Province, Ancash Department
    Peru

    A hallmark of this expansive collection is this spectacular cubic Pyrite specimen from Peru. The massive cluster features numerous incredible large cubes of the iron sulfide. This outstanding mineral specimen is a museum-quality example in size and form with exceptional color and luster. This Peruvian "stunner" exhibits complete crystals of various sizes with the characteristic subtle striations over the crystal faces. Without overusing superlatives, this piece must be considered superb. There are significant crystals over the entire piece and even some small, slender Quartz crystals near the contact point. This specimen will attract attention wherever it is displayed and shows what a superior example of a common mineral can look like. Size is a consideration in evaluating fine specimens, but great ones maintain the quality of the smaller pieces that are often closer to perfect for obvious reasons. This piece is so heavy it does require two people to move it. This is big, bold and beautiful, with an enormous aesthetic appeal and presence.
    Overall Measurements: 16.34 x 10.24 x 9.84 inches (41.50 x 26.00 x 25.00 cm)

    Provenance: Central Coast Collection

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


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    May, 2018
    5th-6th Saturday-Sunday
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