Pyrite D.50394 Click to enlarge image
Pyrite. Huanzala Peru. 22.9 x 28.2 x 13.6 cm. Registered 1984. D.48008. Image: Stuart Humphreys
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These sharp, eight-sided (octahedral) pyrite crystals show another form of this mineral, which commonly crystallises in cubic shapes.

These crystals have grown adjacently so they penetrated each other at various angles. Albert Chapman purchased this mineral from Tony Jones of California Rocks and Minerals in the USA.

Specimen details

  • Origin

    Huanzala, Peru

  • Size

    5 x 7 x 4.8 cm

  • Date

    Registered 1996

  • Collection number


  • Collection

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