Dragon Minerals - Update January 28, 2019

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RF348: Pyrite pseudomorph and Pyrite with Sphalerite - $250
TrepĨa Complex, Kosovska Mitrovica, District of Kosovska Mitrovica, Kosovo
Small cabinet - 9.3 x 5.6 x 4.9 cm (3.7 x 2.2 x 1.9 inches)
Weight - 386 grams (0.85 pounds)
ex Roy Foerster collection
Specimen status: Available     Send an email to order

This 'obelisk' specimen consists of numerous brilliantly lustrous, golden pseudomorphs of pyrite (many small crystals) which replaced larger, flat pyrrhotite crystals. The replacements were quite faithful; the hexagonal pyrrhotite shape remains obvious in many of the pyrite discs. Also present -- and providing excellent contrast -- are numerous sphalerite crystals, quite lustrous and having interesting growth features. Individual sphalerites reach about 2 cm across. Together the pyrite pseudomorphs and sphalerites form a vertical specimen which can sit on its base without needing a stand (but a stand would improve stability). The top, bottom, and a few scattered sphalerites are incomplete but overall this sparkly tower is in excellent condition. Previous dealer label with a $500 price tag.

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