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Pyrite

Classic Locality

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Locality: 
Hüttenberg, Carinthia, Austria
Class: 
Combination
Size Range: 
Small cabinet (7-10 cm)
Size: 
8.2 × 6.7 × 3.1 cm
Description

Dark yellow to golden pyrite crystals, all of them lustrous. This is really a historic locality - mining history doesn´t go back for decades, not for centuries - it goes back thousands of years. Even the celtic population mined for iron there. Today it is very difficult to dig or find minerals there, most material is out of old collections. It is prohibited to enter the historic area, no new material can be expected. The specimen shows fine contrast, quality of pyrite is very fine. No significant damages to report.

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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