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

Calcite with Pyrite

$850.00   €781  £650.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC19821
Calcite and Pyrite are deceptively simple species for what is a truly beautiful specimen from the Příbram Mining District in the Czech Republic. At just about 7 cm wide, it may be described as a large miniature or small cabinet specimen, the choice is yours. Translucent to opaque milky white Calcite forms a cluster of tall, slender scalenohedral crystals averaging 1 to 1.5 cm tall and occasionally to over 2 cm. Probably because of copper sulphide deposition, these crystals gradually darken with height while their upper halves are encrusted with micro-crystals of Pyrite. These form as natural metallic golden Pyrite cubes with beautifully iridescent peacock blue, red, purple and green patina. A wonderful and eye-catching Calcite with Pyrite from Příbram.

Details

Dimensions
6.8 × 7.3 × 3.8 cm
Categories
Calcite, Latest Additions, Sulphides, Sulphosalts and Arsenides
Locality
Příbram District, Central Bohemian Region, Czech Republic, Europe

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Calcite, Pyrite

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