Pyrite Cube - From Spain



Pyrite specimens in Marlstone, from Navajun, La Rioja, Spain.

These specimens, in 3 sizes, are fine examples of the typical cuboid crystals of Pyrite. Small and perfectly formed, these are a great starter pieces for any budding collector. 

Rated at 6.5 on the Mohs hardness scale, the brilliant golden colour and metallic lustre of the pyrite cubes are in elegant relief to the organic nature and earthy striations of the marlstone bed. 

Pyrite's metallic lustre and pale brass-yellow hue give it a superficial resemblance to gold, hence its nickname of fool's gold

Pyrite is known for its use in marcasite jewellery, which is crafted with small polished faceted pieces. Usually set in silver, marcasite dates back to antiquity and saw a resurgence in the Victorian era.


Small: approx 40x30x40 mm, Weight: 24g

Medium: approx 50x35x35mm, Weight: 30 g

Large: approx 50x40x35mm, Weight: 35 g

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