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Pyrite

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Locality: 
North Mine, Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
3.3 × 2.8 × 1 cm
Description

A solid specimen of bright brassy pyrite composed of an interlocking mass of cubic crystals. Stop and look closely and you will find some interesting multi-facial and stepped effects. The bottom of the specimen is flat with a thin coating of 'sturtite' or manganoan hisingerite.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Pyrite

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