Collector's Piece: Pyrite on Quartz from Daye Copper Mine, China
Dimension: 7.6cm x 5.2cm x 4.3cm
Locality: Fengjiashan Mine (Daye Copper Mine), Edong Mining District, Daye Co., Huangshi Prefecture, Hubei Province, China
This is a fine, pretty cluster of brassy, striated Pyrite crystals on Quartz from the famed Daye Copper Mine in China. Set in a nest of milky to translucent Quartz crystals are the cubic Pyrite crystals with modified edges and corners. This belongs to my father's private collection bought in the early 1990's, a top quality combination piece, representative of the locality and in excellent condition.