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Pyrite 4.42 ct.



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Pyrite 4.42 ct.

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maybe is most known mineral among collectors, an Iron Sulfide with formula FeS2 and hardness around 5.5-6.

Similar to marcasite that has the same chemical composition but different structure,pyrite is more stable while marcasite tend to deteriorate easily.

It's yellow metallic looks has always misleaded many people thinking is gold.

It is found in many part of the world: fro Peru to Spain to China,This piece comes from the famous iron mines (now closed ) of Elba island, Italy.

Size:8.6x8.6x6 mm.

Weight:4.42 ct.