Although pyrite is often referred to as “fool’s gold,” it was a valuable mineral to mankind as an ore, and significant crystals of pyrite have long been recognized for their attractive, metallic luster and precise crystal formations. The beauty of pyrite is so mesmerizing that Native American tribes believed it to be imbued with intense supernatural powers. They created talismans, jewelry and mirrors from pyrite that they believed would protect them and endow them with abilities such as healing and divination.
Today, pyrite is immensely popular among collectors for its wonderfully perfect, geometric forms, and its high capacity for luster. Like otherworldly building blocks, the crystals create sculptural formations that resemble modern art.
Impactful and attractive, this pyrite specimen is an excellent example of both its species and its locality. It is comprised of a sizable pyrite crystal that rests upon a natural pedestal, a matrix (or host rock) of dark marl. The metallic crystal cube has a high-shine luster on its smooth faces, and razor-sharp edges.
The singular crystal is large for its type, locality and perfection. It is naturally positioned at an angle on its matrix, allowing for an optimal vantage point for admiration. The precision and perfection with which the pyrite crystals have formed is incredible, and they are further accentuated by contrasting matrix. The matrix juxtaposes the crystals with its creamy beige color and earthy texture which punctuates the visual intensity of the incredibly sleek faces of the pyrite.
5.51"L x 5.51"W x 5.51"H
- OriginUnited States
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