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Pyrite

#AH51829

Pyrite

#AH51829
Availability
Sold
Size
6 x 5 x 2.5 cm - Sm Cabinet 
Formula
FeS2 (RRUFF)
Locality
Lower Mesabi Range, Itasca Co., Minnesota, United States
Tagged
sulfide

Rounded clusters composed of cubic Pyrite crystals. The clusters are 1 to 1.5cm in diameter. The lower Mesabi Range is one of four major Precambrian age mountain ranges in upper Minnesota. The others are the Cuyuna, Vermilion, and the Gunflint. The later being mostly in Ontario. Collectively they are known as the Iron Range and considered the chief producing iron mining district of the United States. This information is taken from Wikipedia and more can be here

The specimen was collected by Hampson in 1962. Read Hampson bio.

Pyrite

Formula
FeS2 
Crystal System
Isometric 
Crystal Habit
Striated, Druse, Stalactitic 
Cleavage
Poor, Poor, None 
Luster
Metallic 
Color
pale brass yellow 
Streak
greenish black 
Class
Isometric - Diploidal 
Fracture
Conchoidal 
Hardness
6.5 

Data courtesy of Webmineral.

Collection
Arnold G Hampson Collection
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