Pyrite Sun

Sparta, Randolph Co., Illinois
Small Cabinet, 8.0 x 7.4 x 0.3 cm
Start Time: 05/21/2009 5:00:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 05/28/2009 6:05:04 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed

Item Description

These beautiful, lustrous pyrite floater "suns" formed between an ancient bed of shale and clay near Sparta, Illinois. This one is complete all-around, front and back. The radial appearance of the pyrite is very interesting and the pyrite has a flashy, chatoyant shimmer. You can see the interior shale on both sides of this showy specimen. Highly representative of this unusual occurrence. MUCH BETTER IN PERSON. Ex Carl Davis Collection.