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GAL918b Pyrite Concretion Ball

GAL918b Pyrite Concretion Ball


Here is an impressive and gorgeous specimen of a Pyrite Concretion Ball from China.  The lovely specimen has splendid Pyrite crystals over different shapes and sizes covering the entire specimen in unique rings around the limestone ball.  Look at the different views of this spectacular specimen to see the very cool Pyrite by clicking each picture for a full sized version.  The Pyrite Concretion measures 3 3/4″ x 4″ x 3 7/8″ and weighs nearly 3 1/4 pounds.  The unsurpassed example has lots of personality with distinctive natural beauty!

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Pyrite, or Iron Pyrite, is an Iron sulfide with isometric Crystals that usually appear as cubes.  It is brittle and can break or powder easily.  Its metallic luster and brass yellow hue have earned it the nickname of “fool’s gold” due to many miners mistaken it for the real thing.  Ironically, small quantities of actual gold are sometimes found in Pyrite.  It is the most common of the sulfide minerals and is usually found with other sulfides or oxides in Quartz veins, sedimentary or metamorphic rocks. 

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Weight3.25 lbs
Dimensions3.75 × 4 × 3.875 in

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