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Pyrite

personal find

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Description
Locality: 
Serre-Ponçon, Rousset, Hautes-Alpes, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur, France
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
2.3 × 4.2 × 2.9 cm
Largest Crystal: 
0.90cm
Description

Pyrite in nodule of black marl.One of the rare crystals of pyrite found in Alpes.
From a little area near the lake of Serre-Ponçon, in Hautes-Alpes.
Prepared with HCl and needles. Sometime, one or two faces of octaedre are developed, and the crystal seems broken, but not.
No damage.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Pyrite

Formula: 
FeS2
Strunz: 
2.EB.05a
Crystal System: 
Isometric
Hardness: 
6.0 - 6.5

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