Quartz, Pyrite and Sphalerite Specimen from Dongxiang Co.
Dimension: 8.4cm x 6.5cm x 2.8cm
Locality: Yinfengjian Mine, Dongxiang Co., Fuzhou, Jiangxi, China
Eye-catching most attractive bright little Pyrite crystals on Sphalerite matrix decorated by silvery-white Quartz crystals from Dongxiang Co., Jiangxi, China. This rare and amazing specimen displays like a small forest of quartz points scattered with multitude of tiny Pyrite cubes. A fairyland piece!
Pyrite is commonly referred to as Fool's Gold because of its metallic luster and pale brass-yellow hue which give it a superficial resemblance to gold. In the old mining days, Pyrite was sometimes mistaken for Gold. Smaller crystal aggregates may give off a beautiful glistening effects, and larger crystals may be perfectly formed, including fascinating cubes, penetration twins, and other interesting crystal forms.