Pyrite on Matrix
ZE 7-3, April 2020
Zederhaus, Lungau, Salzburg, Austria
This is one of my favorite pieces: all the minerals are present in this specimen which provides insight into cleft paragnesis. Many pyrites have grown on the matrix as perfect crystals with a good reddish sheen. In many areas light brown leaf-shaped calcite is covered with dark chlorite. The calcite in turn grew partially on the pyrite. In addition, small, high-gloss, water-clear quartz crystals have grown on the matrix. Small crystallized rutile can also occasionally be seen.
Size: 8 x 6.5 x 4.3 cm