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Pyrite (Black Smoker Formation) from 3300 meter depth, 6924'E-2239'S, Meso Zone, Triple Junction, Central Indian Ridge, Indian Ocean

 
Pyrite (Black Smoker Formation) from 3300 meter depth, 6924'E-2239'S, Meso Zone, Triple Junction, Central Indian Ridge, Indian Ocean

Pyrite (Black Smoker Formation) from 3300 meter depth, 6924'E-2239'S, Meso Zone, Triple Junction, Central Indian Ridge, Indian Ocean

Pyrite (Black Smoker Formation) from 3300 meter depth, 6924'E-2239'S, Meso Zone, Triple Junction, Central Indian Ridge, Indian Ocean

DESCRIPTION:No. 54372
Mineral:Pyrite (Black Smoker Formation)
Locality:3300 meter depth, 6924'E-2239'S, Meso Zone, Triple Junction, Central Indian Ridge, Indian Ocean
Description:Rare specimen from a black smoker (underwater hydrothermal chimneys rich in sulfides) from almost 2 miles beneath the surface. A compact mass of yellow metallic pyrite crystals with striated cubic pyrite crystals to 0.4 mm visible under magnification.
Overall Size:5x4x3 cm
Crystals:0.1-0.4 mm
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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