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Marcasite

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Description
Locality: 
Goongewa Mine, Fitzory Crossing, Derby-West Kimberley Shire, Western Australia, Australia
Size Range: 
Cabinet (10-18 cm)
Size: 
6.8 × 10 × 16.9 cm
Description

A botyroidal sphalerite matrix hosts a forest of marcasite branches, from a remote area in Western Australia.

I have had this specimen for more than ten years now and unlike the majority of marcasite that I purchased at that time it did not die from pyrite disease within twelve months in Melbourne more humid environs.

This specimen is from the Goongewarra deposit which was worked with and subsequent to the Cadjebut deposit. Cadjebut and Goongewarra were worked by the same company.

Mineral Data
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Marcasite

Formula: 
FeS2
Strunz: 
2.EB.10a
Crystal System: 
Orthorhombic
Hardness: 
6.0 - 6.5
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