Pyrrhotite, Calcite: Dalnegorsk District, Russia

$1,000.00 $500.00

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Pyrrhotite, Calcite: Dalnegorsk District, Russia

$1,000.00 $500.00

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Description

Species: Pyrrhotite, Calcite, Quartz

Locality: Nikoleavskiy mine, Dalnegorsk Mining District, Primorskiy Krai, Russia

Dimensions: 8 x 6 x 4.5 cm.

Last spring, a small but excellent pocket of beautifully-crystallized pyrrhotite, chalcopyrite, galena, and sphalerite with calcite crystals with encountered in this famous Nikoleavskiy mine in far eastern Russia’s Dalnegorsk District. I was lucky to obtain a great lot of specimens from this small find, and this is one of the better pyrrhotite specimens from the pocket. It’s a cabinet-size group of sharp, lustrous hexagonal pyrrhotite crystals associated with white rhombohedral dolomite crystals. This very showy piece is in excellent condition and it has all the classic elements of a fine Dalnegorsk mineral specimen in my opinion. Annette Slade photo.