Dragon Minerals - Update November 14, 2018

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20090: Pyrite - naturally etched - $125
Purple Hope No. 4 Claim, Green Ridge, King County, Washington
Small cabinet - 8.3 x 5.9 x 5.7 cm (3.3 x 2.3 x 2.2 inches)
Weight - 330 grams (0.73 pounds)
Specimen status: Available     Send email to order

From the only locality to produce naturally-etched pyrite in any quantity and quality comes this large and sharp example. Bright and brassy, with a very weird skeletal texture. A few small areas are incomplete, but these are just lost in the overall presentation. This is just about the largest specimen of this material that I have ever handled. Unclear if these are formed by etching of pure pyrite, or etching of some admixed species -- perhaps marcasite -- leaving the pyrite behind.







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