Pyrite crystal cluster (MiESP036)

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Beautiful miniature-sized Pyrite crystal cluster (MiESP036) from Huanzala Mine, Peru

The mineral pyrite or iron pyrite is an iron sulfide. Its chemical formula is FeS2 (iron (II) disulfide). Occasionally people refer to it as fool’s gold.

Huanzala is a lead-zinc mine with a 1,200 tons/day capacity. The mine is operated by Cia. Minera Santa Luisa and owned by Mitsui Mining & Smelting Co. (Japan). The mine is famous all around the world for excellent pyrite and fluorite specimens.

Miniature size: 45 x 49 x 31 mm.

Weight: 95 gr

Origin: Huanzala mine, Ancash, Peru

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Pyrite crystal cluster (MiESP036)

Beautiful miniature-sized Pyrite crystal cluster (MiESP036) from Huanzala Mine, Peru

The mineral pyrite or iron pyrite is an iron sulfide. Its chemical formula is FeS2 (iron (II) disulfide). Occasionally people refer to it as fool’s gold.

Pyrite enjoyed brief popularity in the 16th and 17th centuries. Soldiers of this time used it as a source of ignition in early firearms, most notably the wheellock. In effect, in this gun, they placed a piece of pyrite against a circular file. Consequently, by striking the file the pyrite produced the sparks needed to fire the gun.

Huanzala is a lead-zinc mine with a 1,200 tons/day capacity. The mine is operated by Cia. Minera Santa Luisa and owned by Mitsui Mining & Smelting Co. (Japan). The mine is famous all around the world for excellent pyrite and fluorite specimens. According to well-known mineral specimen importer Rock Currier, the Huanzala mine probably holds the world record with regard to the total tonnage of mineral specimens produced by a single mine. Furthermore according to Mardani Fine Minerals “Huanzala has been praised as one of the greatest pyrite localities of all time.”

Miniature size: 45 x 49 x 31 mm.

Weight: 95 gr

Origin: Huanzala mine, Ancash, Peru

 

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