5.5" PYRITE Gleaming Brassy Gold Crystals Urals Russia Old Collection for sale

Product Code: EB0218PYRUS4
Availability: In Stock
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Location Astaf'evskoe quartz deposit, Chelyabinsk Oblast', Southern Urals, Urals Region, Russia
Size 5.5" x 4.9" x 2.8"
Suggested Stand Large 3.4" Peg Stand

Here is a large cluster of sharply formed, modified cubic crystal of pyrite. The luster is bright, and the color is a rich brassy gold. This piece comes from a quarry in the Russian Urals that has been closed since the 1990s and is now flooded. Ex-Charles M. Noll Collection, with old labels. Noll (1922-2014) bequeathed his extensive mineral collection to his alma mater, Marquette University in Wisconsin. The University had no geology department, so it went to the Seaman Mineralogical Museum, and was later dispersed.