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Pyrite (Pyrite Sun Formation) from Sparta, Randolph County, Illinois

Pyrite (Pyrite Sun Formation) from Sparta, Randolph County, Illinois

Mineral:Pyrite (Pyrite Sun Formation)
Locality:Sparta, Randolph County, Illinois
Description:Circular disc-shaped concretion of metallic pyrite, commonly known as a Pyrite Sun. Many believe (incorrectly) that these are fossilized formations, but are actually concretions that form in the bedding planes of coal deposits.
Overall Size:9.5x8.5x.5 cm
Crystals:1 mm
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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