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> Pyrite on Calcite
Pyrite on Calcite
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From: Chenzhou, Hunan Province, China
Size: 10.4 x 13.9 x 4.4cm
This is the finest example of a pyrite on "poker chip" calcite we've ever seen! The first thing that stands out about this one is the color of the pyrite which is a very reddish copper color, and it stands out against the white calcite crystals. Most of these types of specimens have a greyer calcite, but this one is as white as they come, so the contrast is excellent. Condition is remarkably good with just a few cleaved calcite crystals, but the majority of it is perfect. It's incredible to think that this grew naturally like this because the perfect placement of the pyrite crystals in the middle of each calcite crystal seems man-made, but it isn't. There are no enhancements or repairs done to this specimen.
Comes with a labeled acrylic display base.
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