Pyrite, Peru

SKU: 97803
Pyrite, Peru

Pyrite, Peru

SKU: 97803
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Racracancha, Cerro de Pasco, Peru

The Racracancha mine is known for producing some of the world's best Pyrite crystals. This specimen teams up with white Quartz crystals and black Sphalerite crystals to create a varied association that draws the eye. The Quartz crystals create small, flower-like bursts throughout the piece, while the Sphalerite provides a dark background for the metallic Pyrite to shine forth.

Prized since antiquity for its warm, golden luster and similar appearance to gold, Pyrite has earned its spot in many collectors’ displays. The mineral gets its name from the Greek, meaning “of fire,” for its ability to create sparks when struck against steel. 

6 x 3 x 7 inches

This Item is Not Eligible for Shipping and is Curbside Pickup Only from the Hermann Park Museum location in Houston.

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