• Calcite with Pyrite
  • Calcite with Pyrite
  • Calcite with Pyrite
  • Calcite with Pyrite
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Calcite with Pyrite

$7,500.00   €6,905  £5,750.00 approx.  

This specimen is priced in US dollars, all other prices are approximate.

ID: CC19817
This relatively large cabinet specimen of Pyrite coating Calcite is an absolute treasure. It would look stunning in any cabinet and could also sit equally comfortably as a fantastic Christmas decoration of towering golden spires or a forest of glistening fir trees! It is from Uranium Mine No. 21 at Háje near Príbram, in the Central Bohemia Region of the Czech Republic. The Calcite crystals emerge from a matrix of massive pinkish white Calcite and form tall, narrow elongated scalenohedral prisms of translucent off-white grading to smoky mid-grey. It appears these crystals sat horizontally in a pocket because the thick coating of brassy golden Pyrite covers only one side of all the Calcites, indicating its ’way-up’ orientation. I should not be making fanciful analogies, but the Pyrite-covered structure is reminiscent of Disney-style castles with ever-taller towers clustered around one another. Where occasional Calcite crystals are snapped off (only a few) the true thickness of the Pyrite can be observed, and it is certainly thicker than you would imagine! This is a magnificent specimen perfect for display, accompanied with the previous collector’s card label.

Details

Dimensions
10.7 × 11.0 × 8.2 cm
Categories
Calcite, Latest Additions, Sulphides, Sulphosalts and Arsenides
Locality
Uranium Mine No. 21, Háje, Příbram, Central Bohemia Region, Czech Republic

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Calcite, Pyrite

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