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Emerald & Pyrite

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Emerald & Pyrite

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Description
Locality: 
Muzo Mine, Muzo Municipality, Boyacá Department, Colombia
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
6.8 × 5.2 × 3.7 cm
Description

The emerald crystal is 12mm tall and shows a diamtere of 8mm. It is highly lustrous and gemmy - no cracks or inclusions; really cut-quality. The color is this dark emerald green, which makes the locality so famous. Also the end-point is sharp and at same high luster. The crystal is set in the center of snowy white matrix, golden pyrite crystals are scattered all over the piece. Like 90% of all these specimen also here the crystal is stabilized on matrix (only visible under a microscope), it is undamaged, the contrast is amazing, the combination with pyrite makes it even more eye-catching.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Emerald

Variety Of: 

Beryl

Formula: 
Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Strunz: 
9.CJ.05
Hardness: 
7.5 - 8.0
Formula: 
Be3(Al,Cr)2Si6O18
Crystal System: 
Hexagonal
Hardness: 
0.0

Pyrite

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

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