Pyrite Thumbnail Specimen from Huanzala Mine, Peru
Pyrite Thumbnail Specimen from Huanzala Mine, Peru
Pyrite Thumbnail Specimen from Huanzala Mine, Peru
Pyrite Thumbnail Specimen from Huanzala Mine, Peru
Pyrite Thumbnail Specimen from Huanzala Mine, Peru

Pyrite Thumbnail Specimen from Huanzala Mine, Peru


This is a pyrite thumbnail specimen from Huanzala Mine, Huanuco Department, Peru. Pyrite is an iron-disulfide mineral that has gained the nickname 'fool's gold' due to the faint bronze-gold color and because they sometimes occur together in mines. They often grow in beautiful crystal formations, including perfect cubes in some instances, and they are also often found as a replacement mineral in fossils.

This specimen is approximately 1.8cm x 1.4cm x 1.9cm. You will also receive a free 'perky' display box and a label with the mineral name and locale where it was mined.