Quartz with Pyrite
ZE 7-6, April 2020
Zederhaus, Lungau, Salzburg, Austria
This piece is certainly one of the most beautiful pieces from this find in my collection. The pyrite cube is very balanced in its proportions. With an edge length of 3.4 cm, it is one of the larger pyrite cubes that have been found. The surfaces show an excellent gloss. The shiny reddish surface texture could indicate lepidocrocite. A fine, striped structure on the faces and additional indentations, some of which are reminiscent of passageways made by woodworms, make this piece even more lively. In the areas of the indentations, some rutile is present at certain points. The pyrite grew on matrix in the lower area and is now mounted on a plexiglass base.
Size: 8 x 8 x 4.5 cm