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

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

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

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

DESCRIPTION:No. 48411
Mineral:Pyrite (Pyrite Sun Formation)
Locality:Sparta, Randolph County, Illinois
Description:Uncommonly large 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:12x11x1 cm
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Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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