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Pyrite from San Cristobal District, Yauli Province, Peru

Pyrite from San Cristobal District, Yauli Province, Peru

Locality:San Cristobal District, Yauli Province, Peru
Description:Large single crystal of yellow metallic pyrite with smaller pyrite crystals on the surface plus some white quartz microcrystals. Pyrite is also called Fool's Gold because inexperienced gold miners mistook it for real gold.
Overall Size:4.5x3.5x2.5 cm
Crystals:micro to 45 mm
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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