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PostPosted: Apr 10, 2017 09:03    Post subject: Favourite Pyrites?  

What are your favourite PYRITE localities and habits? My favourites are:

- Several localities in Peru like Huanzala Mine, Mundo Nuevo Mine, Alimon Mine, Racracancha Mine and Quiruvilca Mine
- Rio Marina, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy
- Shangbao Mine, Leiyang Co., Hengyang Prefecture, Hunan Province, China
- Spruce claim, Goldmyer Hot Springs, King Co., Washington, USA
- Ambas Aguas, Muro de Aguas, La Rioja, Spain (NOT Navajun ;-))



AlimonPYR.JPG
 Mineral: Pyrite, Quartz
 Locality:
Alimon Mine (Animon Mine), Huaron mining district, Huayllay District, Pasco Province, Pasco Department, Peru
 Dimensions: Specimen size 6 cm
 Description:
My collection
 Viewed:  3513 Time(s)

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ElbaPYR.JPG
 Mineral: Pyrite
 Locality:
Rio Marina, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: Specimen size 8 cm
 Description:
My collection
 Viewed:  3504 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Apr 10, 2017 09:22    Post subject: Re: Favourite Pyrites?  

Add Valdeperillo, La Rioja, Spain
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PostPosted: Apr 10, 2017 09:55    Post subject: Re: Favourite Pyrites?  

Nanisivik!!! ;-)
(check: Pyrite from Nanisivik)

Article from Mineralogical Record Nov-Dec 1990 (Volume 21, Number 6) :




















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PostPosted: Apr 10, 2017 13:55    Post subject: Re: Favourite Pyrites?  

Wow! Figure 39 has to be one of the strangest and most unique and beautiful pyrites I've ever seen. Some of the other odd ones were also amazing! What a location!....and one I must admit I didn't know about, until now.
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PostPosted: Apr 10, 2017 14:04    Post subject: Re: Favourite Pyrites?  

more reminiscent of quartz Japan Law twins than pyrite.
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PostPosted: Apr 10, 2017 14:07    Post subject: Re: Favourite Pyrites?  

I don't have a photo to post, but the pyrite crystals from Merelani, Tanzania, are spectacular crystals.

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PostPosted: Apr 10, 2017 14:12    Post subject: Re: Favourite Pyrites?  

Greetings to all

Maybe too conservative, but I still love the Navajun ones over the rest of world. For the ones I have, at least.... Rarer ones, I have also. Nicer, well, no to my taste (I am chemist...Odd one, you know....:-)

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PostPosted: Apr 10, 2017 14:40    Post subject: Re: Favourite Pyrites?  

I have one from Nanisivik Mine and few more, but the best for me is undoubtedly Navajun, Spain. Few of them are replaced by Limonite.


Imagen8.jpg
 Mineral: Pyrite
 Locality:
Nanisivik Mine, Nanisivik, Baffin Island, Nunavut Territory, Canada
 Dimensions: 7 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  3301 Time(s)

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Imagen1.jpg
 Mineral: Pyrite
 Locality:
C. E. Duff & Son Quarry, Huntsville, Logan County, Ohio, USA
 Dimensions: 18 cm
 Description:
Pyrite diploidal crystals
 Viewed:  3298 Time(s)

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Imagen2.jpg
 Mineral: Pyrite
 Locality:
C. E. Duff & Son Quarry, Huntsville, Logan County, Ohio, USA
 Dimensions: 18 cm
 Description:
Pyrite diploidal crystals
 Viewed:  3296 Time(s)

Imagen2.jpg



Imagen5.jpg
 Mineral: Pyrite with Ankerite
 Locality:
Spruce claim, Goldmyer Hot Springs, King County, Washington, USA
 Dimensions: 10.0 cm, xls are 4.2x6.7 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  3289 Time(s)

Imagen5.jpg



Imagen6.jpg
 Mineral: Pyrite and Quartz on Sphalerite
 Locality:
Peru
 Dimensions: 17 cm
 Description:
Chicana Mine, Peru
 Viewed:  3300 Time(s)

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Imagen9.jpg
 Mineral: Pyrite twin (variety “croce di ferro”) on Hematite
 Locality:
Rio Marina, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 25 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  3294 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Pyrite
 Locality:
Navajún, Comarca Cervera, La Rioja, Spain
 Dimensions: 18 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  3300 Time(s)

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Imagen7.jpg
 Mineral: Pyrite
 Locality:
Carcoselle Mine, Possagno, Treviso Province, Veneto, Italy
 Dimensions: 6 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  3296 Time(s)

Imagen7.jpg



Imagen10.jpg
 Mineral: Pyrite
 Locality:
Sillaro River, Bologna Province, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
 Dimensions: 5 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  3296 Time(s)

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Imagen11.jpg
 Mineral: limonite after Pyrite
 Locality:
Cuneo Province, Piedmont (Piemonte), Italy
 Dimensions: 20 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  3295 Time(s)

Imagen11.jpg



Imagen4.jpg
 Mineral: limonite after pyrite twin (variety iron cross)
 Locality:
Muzo mining district, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 8 cm
 Description:
Iron cross
 Viewed:  3287 Time(s)

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Imagen3.jpg
 Mineral: limonite after Pyrite
 Locality:
White Desert, Farafra Oasis, Matruh Governorate, Egypt
 Dimensions: 6 cm
 Description:
Limonite pseudo after Pyrite rose
 Viewed:  3300 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Apr 10, 2017 14:55    Post subject: Re: Favourite Pyrites?  

A few of my favorites.


2420 Pyrite ps. marcasite.jpg
 Mineral: Pyrite replacing marcasite
 Locality:
Nanisivik Mine, Nanisivik, Baffin Island, Nunavut Territory, Canada
 Dimensions: 3.6 x 5.9 x 9.3 cm
 Description:
Pyrite pseudomorph after marcasite. Collected by Rod Tyson in the 1980s.
 Viewed:  3273 Time(s)

2420 Pyrite ps. marcasite.jpg



1349 Pyrite.jpg
 Locality:
Turt Mine, Turt, Negresti-Oas, Oas Mountains, Satu Mare, Romania
 Dimensions: 5.0 x 8.0 cm
 Description:
Bright cubic pyrite crystals with light tan siderite. Mined in 2001.
 Viewed:  3273 Time(s)

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2168 Pyrite back.jpg
 Mineral: Pyrite
 Locality:
Leadville, Leadville District, Lake County, Colorado, USA
 Dimensions: 3.0 x 3.7 cm
 Description:
A distorted pyrite cube showing the distinctive “cathedral gothic arch” pattern. Collected from the #3 orebody, 1250' Level of the Black Cloud Mine.
 Viewed:  3266 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Apr 10, 2017 15:06    Post subject: Re: Favourite Pyrites?  

All the details at http://www.mineral-forum.com/message-board/viewtopic.php?p=46427#46427


2780M-pyrite1.jpg
 Mineral: Pyrite
 Locality:
Ampliación a Victoria Mine, Navajún, Comarca Cervera, La Rioja, Spain
 Dimensions: 95 mm x 78 mm. Main crystal: 52 mm wide, 31 mm on edge. Weight: 512 g
 Description:
 Viewed:  3252 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Pyrite
 Locality:
Ampliación a Victoria Mine, Navajún, Comarca Cervera, La Rioja, Spain
 Dimensions: 95 mm x 78 mm. Main crystal: 52 mm wide, 31 mm on edge. Weight: 512 g
 Description:
 Viewed:  3259 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Apr 10, 2017 15:08    Post subject: Re: Favourite Pyrites?  

Marco,

I believe the pseudomorph of limonite after pyrite from Farafra Oasis, White Desert, Egypt that you posted is actually limonite replacing marcasite.

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PostPosted: Apr 10, 2017 15:15    Post subject: Re: Favourite Pyrites?  

crosstimber wrote:
Marco,
I believe the pseudomorph of limonite after pyrite from Farafra Oasis, White Desert, Egypt that you posted is actually limonite replacing marcasite.
Michael

And so do I.
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PostPosted: Apr 10, 2017 15:23    Post subject: Re: Favourite Pyrites?  

For all the details and more photos just click here.


2793M-pyrite2.jpg
 Mineral: Pyrite, Quartz
 Locality:
Huanzala Mine, Huallanca District, Dos de Mayo Province, Huánuco Department, Peru
 Dimensions: 60 mm x 41 mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  3226 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Apr 10, 2017 18:07    Post subject: Re: Favourite Pyrites?  

Carles Millan wrote:
Pyrite, Quartz
Locality: Huanzala Mine, Huallanca District, Dos de Mayo Province, Huánuco Department, Peru
Dimensions: 60 mm x 41 mm

Pieces like that are the reason why I consider Peru one of the best countries for pyrite :-)

And Marco, is that stunning Spruce Claim specimen really 20 cm large??? Wow!
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PostPosted: Apr 11, 2017 04:47    Post subject: Re: Favourite Pyrites?  

Tobi wrote:
And Marco, is that stunning Spruce Claim specimen really 20 cm large??? Wow!

You are right, 20 cm looks too much also to me! I made a mistake to digit the numbers, it is 10.0 cm, xls are 4.2x6.7 cm.


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PostPosted: Apr 11, 2017 05:19    Post subject: Re: Favourite Pyrites?  

One of my favorites.


IMG_0465-Piryt1,q-7cm- - -ELlorens.jpg
 Mineral: PYRITE
 Locality:
Mundo Nuevo mining area, Mundo Nuevo, Huamachuco, Sánchez Carrión Province, La Libertad Department, Peru
 Dimensions: 7 cm
 Description:
Photo: Joaquim Callén
 Viewed:  2934 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Apr 11, 2017 05:21    Post subject: Re: Favourite Pyrites?  

crosstimber wrote:
Marco,
I believe the pseudomorph of limonite after pyrite from Farafra Oasis, White Desert, Egypt that you posted is actually limonite replacing marcasite.
Michael


Actually I think it is pseudo after real Pyrite. You can easily distinguish Marcasite by its original shape.
Pyrite has an interesting growing pattern called Triaxial cube.
Triaxial cubic Pyrite is not a twinned crystal, but is due to inhibited growth at the edge of the cube. Cube crystal growths only on the faces and not on the edges. Is the same process of Trapiche Emeralds formation.



Imagen1.jpg
 Mineral: limonite after Marcasite
 Locality:
White Desert, Farafra Oasis, Matruh Governorate, Egypt
 Dimensions: 5.6 cm
 Description:
Floater rose
 Viewed:  2931 Time(s)

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Imagen3.jpg
 Mineral: limonite after Pyrite
 Locality:
White Desert, Farafra Oasis, Matruh Governorate, Egypt
 Dimensions: 4.8 cm
 Description:
Triaxial cube
 Viewed:  2929 Time(s)

Imagen3.jpg



Imagen2.jpg
 Mineral: limonite after Pyrite
 Locality:
White Desert, Farafra Oasis, Matruh Governorate, Egypt
 Dimensions: 7.8 cm
 Description:
Triaxial cube growth pattern rose.
 Viewed:  2927 Time(s)

Imagen2.jpg



Imagen4.jpg
 Mineral: limonite after Pyrite
 Locality:
White Desert, Farafra Oasis, Matruh Governorate, Egypt
 Dimensions: 3.2 cm
 Description:
Triaxial cube growth pattern
 Viewed:  2926 Time(s)

Imagen4.jpg



Imagen5.jpg
 Mineral: limonite after Pyrite
 Locality:
White Desert, Farafra Oasis, Matruh Governorate, Egypt
 Dimensions: 1 cm
 Description:
Triaxial cube growth pattern
 Viewed:  2929 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Apr 11, 2017 06:46    Post subject: Re: Favourite Pyrites?  

Enrique Llorens wrote:
One of my favorites.
PYRITE
Locality:Mundo Nuevo mining area, Mundo Nuevo, Huamachuco, Sánchez Carrión Province, La Libertad Department, Peru
Dimensions: 7 cm
Stunning specimen with remarkably aesthetics, even for Peru! :-)
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PostPosted: Apr 11, 2017 09:37    Post subject: Re: Favourite Pyrites?  

Hi. Pyrite crystals in talc matrix from Respina Mine (León, Spain) may show really interesting crystalline forms, such diploid.


IMG_4558 copia.jpg
 Mineral: Pyrite
 Locality:
Respina Mine, Fuentes de Respina, Puebla de Lillo, León, Castile and León, Spain
 Dimensions: 5.4 x 4.5 cm.
 Description:
Pyritohedron-like pyrite crystal in talc matrix.
 Viewed:  2787 Time(s)

IMG_4558 copia.jpg



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 Mineral: Pyrite
 Locality:
Respina Mine, Fuentes de Respina, Puebla de Lillo, León, Castile and León, Spain
 Dimensions: 1 cm. width crystal
 Description:
Two diploidal faces and a triangular-like face of the pyritohedron.
 Viewed:  2790 Time(s)

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solucion.jpg
 Mineral: _Scheme of complex Pyrite crystals from Respina Mine
 Locality:
Respina Mine, Fuentes de Respina, Puebla de Lillo, León, Castile and León, Spain
 Description:
{1 20 10} blue diploid
{2'17 1 0} orange pyritohedron
(arbitrary indices in order to approach this complex form)
Dihedral angle between diploidal (blue) faces is around 175º.
 Viewed:  2790 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Apr 11, 2017 18:15    Post subject: Re: Favourite Pyrites?  




PyriteAustria1.jpg
 Mineral: Pyrite
 Locality:
Gusen, Sankt Georgen an der Gusen, Perg, Upper Austria/Oberösterreich, Austria
 Dimensions: 4.9 x 4.7 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  2684 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Pyrite
 Locality:
Vintířov, Sokolov, Karlovy Vary Region, Bohemia, Czech Republic
 Dimensions: 4.5 x 3.3 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  2680 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Pyrite
 Locality:
Autoroute 10/55 interchange roadcuts, Sherbrooke, Estrie, Québec, Canada
 Dimensions: 6.0 x 4.2 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  2682 Time(s)

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