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Pyrite In Fluorite

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Pyrite In Fluorite

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Description
Locality: 
Serpieri Mine, Kamariza, Agios Konstantinos, Lavrion District, Attiki Prefecture, Greece
Size Range: 
Small cabinet (7-10 cm)
Size: 
7.4 × 4.9 × 4.1 cm
Description

This is a corner of a cleaved fluorite crystal. There seems to be a zone inside the fluorite, that is aligned parallel to the faces of the fluorite and contains pyrite inclusions like small golden dots. Very unusual and rare for Lavrion!

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Pyrite

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

Fluorite

Formula: 
CaF2
Strunz: 
3.AB.25
Crystal System: 
Isometric
Hardness: 
4.0
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Jáchymov (St Joachimsthal), Jáchymov District (St Joachimsthal), Krušné Hory Mts (Erzgebirge), Karlovy Vary Region, Bohemia (Böhmen; Boehmen), Czech Republic

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