Pyrite Concretion (NEW Find)

Dongchuan District, Kunming Prefect., Yunnan Prov., China
Small Cabinet, 6.2 x 6.2 x 5.0 cm
Start Time: 12/03/2009 6:30:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 12/10/2009 6:45:00 pm (CST)
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Item Description

An amazing pyrite concretion from a NEW Chinese find. This striking, slightly flattened ball of parallel bands of sparkly pyrite microcrystals on shale looks like a handwoven basket or clay pot with a very intricate, stylized pattern on the "lid". The contact, near the base, on one side is out of sight. A unique and very showy specimen! Our Chinese source was able to come up with one more flat of this highly desirable and very unusual material.

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