2.9" Metallic Gold Cubic PYRITE CRYSTAL Mirror Surface Navajun Spain for sale

Product Code: EB0320PCS17
Availability: In Stock
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Location Ampliacion a Victoria Mine, Navajun, La Rioja, Spain
Size 2.9" Tip-to-Tip; 1.7" x 1.6" x 1.6"

This cubic crystal of pyrite is amazing: it is 2.9" from tip-to-tip and 1.7" along the longest edge, with sharp edges and corners.  The crystal is nearly cubic, and only slightly rhombohedral. The color is the typical bright brassy gold, with a shiny metallic luster. All told, this is an outstanding specimen, completely natural, just as it came out of the ground (I've been to the mine and I can attest to this!). It has extraordinary aesthetics and amazing geometric form. One edge grew up against another crystal so there is a small ding, and there are some blemishes (natural) on the surfaces, but it is otherwise in excellent condition.