Mr. Pickering's Mistress Mine, near Ubina, Potosi Mining District, Potosi Department, Bolivia
Small Cabinet, 5.8 x 5.1 x 4.7 cm
Start Time: 05/12/2011 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 05/19/2011 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
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Item Description

Here is one of the more interesting new finds from about 7 years ago in Bolivia. Typically, Bolivian Pyrite is not found in attractive, displayable, well-crystallized specimens. This however is one of the better specimens I've offered of this material. The specimen almost completely 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 11 mm across. All of the Pyrite crystals are very bright and shiny.

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