Pyrite and Dolomite from Shangbao Mine, China
Dimension: 3cm x 3cm x 2.6cm
Locality: Shangbao Mine, Leiyang Co., Hengyang, Hunan, China
Shangbao Mine is renowned for its world-class Phantom Fluorite but Pyrite from this locale also plays an important role in the mineral collecting world. This is an excellent Pyrite cube that is mirror-bright, naturally etched and in an eye-catching brassy platinum gold color. Some smaller Pyrite crystal aggregates give off a stunning glistening effect in light, embedded in the larger Pyrite cube which exhibit fascinating penetration twinning. A patch of grainy crystals of Dolomite in orange color adds real pizzazz to the piece, so stunning! This is a particularly impressive single terminated crystal of Pyrite for the locale and the species. Comes with a high quality acrylic display case.