Mr. Pickering''s Mistress Mine, near Ubina, Potosi Mining District, Potosi Department, Bolivia
Cabinet, 11.2 x 5.5 x 4.7 cm
Start Time: 11/26/2009 6:45:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 12/03/2009 6:45:00 pm (CST)
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Item Description

Here is one of the more interesting new finds from about 5 years ago in Bolivia. Typically, Bolivian Pyrite is not found in attractive, displayable, well-crystallized specimens. This however is one of the very best specimens I've seen and is very aesthetic and beautiful. The specimen is virtually undamaged on the display side and is loaded with dozens of trapezohedra modified by octohedra which is a rather uncommon crystal habit for this rather common sulfide. The largest crystal measures 8 mm across. All the Pyrite crystals are very bright and shiny.

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