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Pyrite

Floater

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Description
Locality: 
Rio Marina, Elba, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy
Class: 
Crystal Group/Cluster
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
4.1 × 3.3 × 3 cm
Description

The sharp terminated, highly lustrous crystals are up to 20mm on edges. The habit and the modifications are quite uncommon for Rio Marina. There are modifications of ikositatraeder, of rhomb, octahedron and of course hexaedron. The specimen is developed as floater and well shaped all around. No significant damages to report.

Mineral Data
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Pyrite

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