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Pyrrhotite

#PD31910

Pyrrhotite

#PD31910
Availability
Sold
Size
6.5 x 6 x 3.5 cm - Sm Cabinet 
Formula
Fe7S8 (RRUFF)
Locality
Felsobanya, Baia Mare, Maramures Co., Romania
Tagged
sulfide

A fabulous specimen for this species with hexagonal, thin platy bronze colored crystals to 2.5cm. Scattered about the specimen are several groups of discoidal Siderite and Quartz crystals. This is a well-trimmed, damage free, clean and showy specimen for you sulfide lovers from this classic locality.

Pyrrhotite

Formula
Fe7S8 
Crystal System
Monoclinic 
Crystal Habit
Tabular, Platy, Massive - Granular 
Cleavage
Imperfect, Imperfect, None 
Luster
Metallic 
Color
bronze, bronze red, dark brown 
Streak
gray black 
Class
Monoclinic - Prismatic 
Fracture
Uneven 
Hardness
3.5-4 

Data courtesy of Webmineral.

Collection
Phillips Collection

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