Unknown Artist, Heritage Auctions
Unknown Artist, Heritage Auctions

At some 120 pounds (54.5 kg), this colossal Pyrite cannot be overlooked. From the world famous Huanzala Mine, this "bad boy" came out during the mining heyday decades ago when the biggest and best Pyrites were being mined in Peru. Numerous geometric crystals of various size completely blanket this massive metallic mineral. The majority of the individual crystals exhibit fine form with many displaying striations across the otherwise naturally smooth faces. This huge specimen was on display in a private family collection for years and is only now being showcased publicly for the first time to be seen by all. Overall Measurements: 20.00 x 11.50 x 5.50 inches (50.80 x 29.21 x 13.97 cm) [Scale: 1 inch, with mark at 1 cm]

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