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Pyrite - elongated stalactitic ps. Marcasite
Buick Mine, Bixby, Vibernum Trend, Iron County
Missouri, United States
7.8 x 1.3 x .8 CM (cabinet)
price: $300


A mineral oddity and a choice example of this rare form. Pyrite has formed over a former Marcasite stalactite and is an elongated, slender cube. The central canal hole is visible at the base and the whole piece is complete and terminated. Previously labeled as from Joplin, Misouri, this is quite certainly from the well-known Buick Mine in Iron County some distance away. The cross section of the piece is square and the whole thing is based on an elongated cube form. In excellent condition there is a little overgrowth of later Marcasite on the outside. The luster and color are also good, a bright metallic golden with some silvery spots.




Pyrite - elongated stalactitic ps. Marcasite
Buick Mine, Bixby, Vibernum Trend, Iron County
Missouri, United States
7.8 x 1.3 x .8 CM (cabinet)
price: $300


A mineral oddity and a choice example of this rare form. Pyrite has formed over a former Marcasite stalactite and is an elongated, slender cube. The central canal hole is visible at the base and the whole piece is complete and terminated. Previously labeled as from Joplin, Misouri, this is quite certainly from the well-known Buick Mine in Iron County some distance away. The cross section of the piece is square and the whole thing is based on an elongated cube form. In excellent condition there is a little overgrowth of later Marcasite on the outside. The luster and color are also good, a bright metallic golden with some silvery spots.