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Pyrite - United Kingdom to Zimbabwe

Posted by Rock Currier  
avatar Pyrite - United Kingdom to Zimbabwe
July 14, 2010 11:53AM
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Pyrite,
United Kingdon,
England, Co. Durham, North Pennines, Weardale, Ireshopeburn, Blackdene Mine

Pyrite on Calcite, ~13cm wide




Pyrite,
United Kingdom,
England, Co. Durham, North Pennines, Weardale, Stanhope, Greenfoot Quarry

Pyrite cut & polished 6.4cm wide




Pyrite,
United Kingdom,
England, Co. Durham, North Pennines, Weardale, Westgate, Cambokeels Mine (Cammock Isle Mine; Cumnock Isle Mine; Cammock Eals Mine)

Pyrite on Quartz & Fluorite 11cm wide




Pyrite,
United Kingdom,
England, Co. Durham, North Pennines, Weardale, Westgate, Heights Quarry

Pyrite 2.5cm wide




Pyrite,
United Kingdom,
England, Cornwall, Camborne - Redruth - St Day District

Pyite ~7cm tall




PyriteUnited KingdomEngland, Cornwall, Camborne - Redruth - St Day District, Cornwall, Gwennap area, Baldhu, Wheal Jane (Falmouth Consolidated Mines)

Pyrite ~7cm tall
Pyrite & Marcasite on Quartz 8cm wide
Pyrite on Quartz 10cm wide
Pyrite ~7cm tall
Pyrite & Marcasite on Quartz 8cm wide
Pyrite on Quartz 10cm wide
Pyrite ~7cm tall
Pyrite & Marcasite on Quartz 8cm wide
Pyrite on Quartz 10cm wide


Pyrite,
United Kingdom,
England, Cornwall, Liskeard District, Menheniot Area, Menheniot, Wheal Mary Ann

Pyrite and Calcite ~12cm wide




Pyrite,
United Kingdom,
England, Cornwall, St Agnes District, St Agnes, Perranporth - St Agnes Area, West Wheal Kitty group

Pyrite ~8cm wide




Pyrite,
United Kingdom,
England, Cumbria, North and Western Region (Cumberland), North Pennines, Alston Moor District, Nenthead, Brownley Hill Mine (Bloomsberry Horse Level)

Pyrite & Ankerite 2.5cm wide




Pyrite,
United Kingdom,
England, Cumbria, North and Western Region (Cumberland), North Pennines, Alston Moor District, Nenthead, Rampgill Mine

Pyrite ~20cm wide




Pyrite,
United Kingdom,
England, Cumbria, North and Western Region (Cumberland), North Pennines, Alston Moor District, Nenthead, Smallcleugh Mine

Pyrite after fluorite and Quartz 9.6cm wide
Pyrite crystals up to 1.5cm wide
Pyrite after fluorite and Quartz 9.6cm wide
Pyrite crystals up to 1.5cm wide
Pyrite after fluorite and Quartz 9.6cm wide
Pyrite crystals up to 1.5cm wide


Pyrite,
United Kingdom,
England, Devon, Dartmoor & Teign Valley District, North-Eastern Dartmoor, Hennock, Great Rock Mine

Pyrite & Quartz ~10cm wide




Pyrite,
United Kingdom,
England, Devon, Tavistock District

Pyrite ~4cm wide




Pyrite,
United Kingdom,
England, Devon, Tavistock District, Whitchurch, Buckland Monachorum, Virtuous Lady Mine

Pyrite after Siderite? ~18cm tall




Pyrite,
United Kingdom,
England, Dorset, Charmouth, Charmouth Beach

Pyrite after ammonite
Pyrite after ammonite
Pyrite after ammonite


Pyrite,
United Kingdom,
England, South Gloucestershire (Bristol; Avon), hipping Sodbury District, Hampstead Farm Quarry

Pyrite 5cm wide




Pyrite,
United Kingdom,
England, Staffordshire, Ecton, East Ecton Mine

Pyrite ~7cm wide




Pyrite,
United Kingdom,
England, West Sussex, Climping Beach

Pyrite in flint nodule ~16cm wide




Pyrite,
United Kingdom,
Wales, Gwynedd (Caernarvonshire), Bethesda, Penrhyn Slate Quarry

Pyrite in/on shale 1.2cm wide




Pyrite,
United States,
Arizona, Cochise Co. Mule Mts, Warren District, Bisbee, Cole Mine (Cole shaft; Cole No. 3)

Pyrite, largest crystal is 2.1cm wide
Pyrite, largest crystal is 2.1cm wide
Pyrite, largest crystal is 2.1cm wide




Pyrite,
United States,
Arizona, Pinal Co., Pinal Mts, Pioneer District, Superior, Magma Mine (Magma Superior Mine; Irene claim; Hub claim; Pomeroy; Superior Division; Silver Queen; Monarch claim; Magma Copper Mine; Broken Hill; Apex)

Pyrite & Quartz 7cm wide
Pyrite 3cm wide
Pyrite & Quartz 7cm wide
Pyrite 3cm wide
Pyrite & Quartz 7cm wide
Pyrite 3cm wide


Pyrite 3.2cm
Pyrite ~7.5cm wide
Pyrite 3.2cm
Pyrite ~7.5cm wide
Pyrite 3.2cm
Pyrite ~7.5cm wide



Pyrite,
United States,
Arizona, Pinal Co., San Manuel District, San Manuel, San Manuel Mine (Apex Lead & Vanadium Mining Corp Mine; Quarelli group)

Pyrite 2.5cm wide




Pyrite,
United States,
Arkansas, Hot Spring Co., Magnet Cove, Jones Mill (Martin Marietta) Quarry (Highway 51 Quarry; Mid-State Quarry)

Pyrite, largest crystal ~1cm wide




Pyrite,
United States,
California, Inyo Co., Darwin District, Darwin, Thompson Mine

Pyrite crystals in drill core 5cm tall


An underground silver and base metal mine better known for it interesting tan Scheelite crystals.



Pyrite,
United States,
Colorado, Clear Creek Co., Alice District, Alice Mine, Alice Glory Hole

Pyrite 3.7cm wide




Pyrite,
United States,
Colorado, Dolores Co., Rico District (Pioneer District)

Pyrite 7.5cm wide




Pyrite,
United States,
Colorado, Dolores Co., Rico District (Pioneer District), C.H.C. Hill, Mountain Springs Mine (Rico Argentine)

Pyrite, 5cm wide




Pyrite,
United States,
Colorado, Dolores Co., Rico District (Pioneer District), Expectation Mountain, Jones Mine (St. Louis claim)

Pyrite 6cm wide




Pyrite,
United States,
Colorado, Dolores Co., Rico District (Pioneer District),Rico

Pyrite 7cm tall
Pyrite 3.3cm wide
Pyrite 7cm tall
Pyrite 3.3cm wide
Pyrite 7cm tall
Pyrite 3.3cm wide



Pyrite,
United States,
Colorado, Dolores Co., Rico District (Pioneer District), Silver Creek, Rico Argentine Mine

Pyrite 11cm tall




Pyrite,
United States,
Colorado, Dolores Co., Rico District (Pioneer District), St. Louis Tunnel (Rico Argentine)

Pyrite 6.1cm tall
Pyrite 9.3cm wide
Pyrite 6.1cm tall
Pyrite 9.3cm wide
Pyrite 6.1cm tall
Pyrite 9.3cm wide



Pyrite,
United States,
Colorado, Eagle Co., Gilman District (Battle Mountain District; Red Cliff District)

Pyrite 4cm wide
Pyrite 6cm wide
Pyrite 4cm wide
Pyrite 6cm wide
Pyrite 4cm wide
Pyrite 6cm wide


Pyrite 8.4cm tall
Pyrite & Sphalerite 5.3cm tall
Pyrite 5.2cm wide
Pyrite 8.4cm tall
Pyrite & Sphalerite 5.3cm tall
Pyrite 5.2cm wide
Pyrite 8.4cm tall
Pyrite & Sphalerite 5.3cm tall
Pyrite 5.2cm wide




Pyrite,
United States,
Colorado, Eagle Co., Gilman District (Battle Mountain District; Red Cliff District), Gilman, Eagle Mine

Pyrite 4.1cm wide
Pyrite 12.2cm wide
Pyrite 4.1cm wide
Pyrite 12.2cm wide
Pyrite 4.1cm wide
Pyrite 12.2cm wide


Pyrite ~5cm wide
Pyrite ~5cm tall
Pyrite ~5cm wide
Pyrite ~5cm tall
Pyrite ~5cm wide
Pyrite ~5cm tall


Pyrite 10cm wide
Pyrite 8.7cm wide
Pyrite 10cm wide
Pyrite 8.7cm wide
Pyrite 10cm wide
Pyrite 8.7cm wide


A prolific producer of pyrite specimens and probably the largest producer of pyrite specimens in the last half of the 20th century in the United states. Occasionally little greenish apatites were found growing on the pyrites.


Pyrite,
United States,
Colorado, Eagle Co., Gilman District (Battle Mountain District; Red Cliff District), Wyoming Mine

Pyrite, iron cross twin 1.5cm wide




Pyrite,
United States,
Colorado, Gilpin Co., Central City District

Pyrite on Sphalerite 3cm wide




Pyrite,
United States,
Colorado, Gilpin Co., Central City District, Patch Mine (Glory Hole Mine)

Pyrite 1.5cm tall
Pyrite & Sphalerite 4.2cm
Pyrite 1.5cm tall
Pyrite & Sphalerite 4.2cm
Pyrite 1.5cm tall
Pyrite & Sphalerite 4.2cm



Pyrite,
United States,
Colorado, Lake Co., Climax District, Climax, Climax Mine (Climax Open Pit Mine)

Pyrite 3.5cm wide




Pyrite,
United States,
Colorado, Lake Co., Leadville District

Pyrite 9.6cm tall
Pyrite 7cm tall
Pyrite ~10cm wide
Pyrite 9.6cm tall
Pyrite 7cm tall
Pyrite ~10cm wide
Pyrite 9.6cm tall
Pyrite 7cm tall
Pyrite ~10cm wide




Pyrite,
United States,
Colorado, Lake Co., Leadville District, Leadville, Breece Hill, Ibex Mine (Little Johnnie Mine)

Pyrite 5.7cm wide




Pyrite,
United States,
Colorado, Lake Co., Leadville District, Leadville, Iowa Gulch, Black Cloud Mine (Resurrection Mine 0080650339; Yak Tunnel; Leadville Unit; Irene Shaft)

Pyrite, Galena 11cm wide
Pyrite, largest is ~4cm wide
Pyrite 3.1cm wide
Pyrite, Galena 11cm wide
Pyrite, largest is ~4cm wide
Pyrite 3.1cm wide
Pyrite, Galena 11cm wide
Pyrite, largest is ~4cm wide
Pyrite 3.1cm wide




Pyrite,
United States,
Colorado, Mineral Co., Creede District, Amethyst Vein, Commodore Mine

Pyrite on Sphalerite 2.3cm tall




Pyrite,
United States,
Colorado, Ouray Co., Red Mountain District, Idarado Mine

Pyrite on Quartz ~6cm tall




Pyrite,
United States,
Colorado, Park Co., Alma District, Mount Bross, Sweet Home Mine (Home Sweet Home Mine)

Pyrite & Sphalerite 7cm wide
Pyrite, Hubnerite & Quartz 13cm wide
Pyrite, Quartz & Tetrahedrite 7.1cm wide
Pyrite & Sphalerite 7cm wide
Pyrite, Hubnerite & Quartz 13cm wide
Pyrite, Quartz & Tetrahedrite 7.1cm wide
Pyrite & Sphalerite 7cm wide
Pyrite, Hubnerite & Quartz 13cm wide
Pyrite, Quartz & Tetrahedrite 7.1cm wide


This is a small underground mine that ended it days as a producer of perhaps the worlds best Rhodochrosite specimens and undoubtedly produced many more dollars worth of specimens than it ever did ore. This is highly unusual for any mine. Along with its fabulous Rhodochrosite specimens it did produce a few OK pyrite specimens.



Pyrite,
United States,
Colorado, Summit Co., Breckenridge District

Pyrite & Quartz 5.5cm wide




Pyrite,
United States,
Connecticut, Fairfield Co., Trumbull, Old Mine Plaza construction site

Pyrite 12cm wide




Pyrite,
United States,
Connecticut, Litchfield Co., Roxbury, Mine Hill (Ore Hill), Roxbury Iron Mine (Shepaug Iron Company Mine; Shepaug Spathic Iron and Steel Company Mine)

Pyrite 1.3cm wide
Pyrite crystals in matriz ~3cm wide?
Pyrite 1.3cm wide
Pyrite crystals in matriz ~3cm wide?
Pyrite 1.3cm wide
Pyrite crystals in matriz ~3cm wide?


Pyrite,
United States,
Illinois, Randolph Co.

Pyrite "dollar" 8cm wide




Pyrite,
United States,
Illinois, Randolph Co., Sparta

Pyrite "dollar" 8.7cm wide
Pyrite "dollar" 8.4cm wide
Pyrite "dollar" 8.7cm wide
Pyrite "dollar" 8.4cm wide
Pyrite "dollar" 8.7cm wide
Pyrite "dollar" 8.4cm wide


Pyrite dollars in shale
Intergrown pyrite "dollars" 12cm wide
Pyrite dollars in shale
Intergrown pyrite "dollars" 12cm wide
Pyrite dollars in shale
Intergrown pyrite "dollars" 12cm wide


Pyrite "dollar" 9.5cm wide
Pyrite "dollar/sun" in shale 3.9cm wide
Pyrite "dollar" 9.5cm wide
Pyrite "dollar/sun" in shale 3.9cm wide
Pyrite "dollar" 9.5cm wide
Pyrite "dollar/sun" in shale 3.9cm wide


Pyrite "dollar" 13.1cm tall
Pyrite "dollar" in shale, specimen ~9cm wide
Pyrite "dollar" 13.1cm tall
Pyrite "dollar" in shale, specimen ~9cm wide
Pyrite "dollar" 13.1cm tall
Pyrite "dollar" in shale, specimen ~9cm wide


This underground coal mine is best known by collectors for its Pyrite "dollars" or "suns". They occurred in the shale above the coal seams and the miners sometimes called them cats eyes because they would cast a reflection back at the miners when the beam of their electric cap lamps would reflect from the ceiling. Tens of thousands of these were collected by the miners and sold to dealers who would prepare them by cleaning the shale off of them, frequently with sand blasting equipment. Many were also acid treated to give them iridescent colors. They range in size from less than an inch across to perhaps as large as 20 cm. Many specimens were also collected in their native shale but almost all of them have been removed from their matrix, cleaned and then glued back in place. Some of these pyrite dollars have proven not to be stable, but I have seen specimens that are still intact after more than 50 years.



Pyrite,
United States,
Indiana, Jasper Co., Pleasant Ridge

Pyrite 2.6cm tall
Pyrite 11cm wide
Pyrite 2.6cm tall
Pyrite 11cm wide
Pyrite 2.6cm tall
Pyrite 11cm wide



Pyrite,
United States,
Indiana, Jasper Co., Pleasant Ridge, Rensselaer Quarry (Rensselaer Stone Company Quarry; Pleasant Ridge Quarry)

Pyrite 6cm tall
Pyrite 8.9cm wide
Pyrite stalactites, size?
Pyrite 6cm tall
Pyrite 8.9cm wide
Pyrite stalactites, size?
Pyrite 6cm tall
Pyrite 8.9cm wide
Pyrite stalactites, size?




Pyrite,
United States,
Indiana, Marion Co., Indianapolis, American Aggregates Corp. Quarry

Pyrite 3.8cm wide
Pyrite 5.2cm tall
Pyrite 4.5cm wide
Pyrite 3.8cm wide
Pyrite 5.2cm tall
Pyrite 4.5cm wide
Pyrite 3.8cm wide
Pyrite 5.2cm tall
Pyrite 4.5cm wide




Pyrite,
United States,
Kansas, Cherokee Co., Tri-State District, Picher Field, Baxter Springs

Pyrite 1.7cm wide




Pyrite,
United States,
Kansas, Cherokee Co., Tri-State District, Picher Field, Baxter Springs, Lucky Jew Mine

Pyrite 3.2cm wide




Pyrite,
United States,
Kansas, Franklin Co., Ottawa

Pyrite 10cm tall




Pyrite,
United States,
Kansas, Wallace Co.

Pyrite 6.1cm tall




Pyrite,
United States,
Kentucky, Bath Co., Owingsville

Pyrite 2.7cm wide




Pyrite,
United States,
Kentucky, Lincoln Co., Halls Gap, US 27 roadcut

Pyrite on Millerite FOV ~6mm tall
Pyrite FOV 3mm wide
7mm Pyrite crystals with Chalcedony
Pyrite on Millerite FOV ~6mm tall
Pyrite FOV 3mm wide
7mm Pyrite crystals with Chalcedony
Pyrite on Millerite FOV ~6mm tall
Pyrite FOV 3mm wide
7mm Pyrite crystals with Chalcedony



Pyrite,
United StatesMassachusetts, Middle,sex Co., Ashland, Aggregate Industries Quarry (Bayer-Mingolla Quarry; Trimount Quarry)

Pyrite crystals up to about 5mm




Pyrite,
United States,
Massachusetts, Middlesex Co., Marlborough

Pyrite 3.2cm wide




Pyrite,
United States,
Michigan, Iron Co., Menominee iron range, Stambaugh, Hiawatha Group, Hiawatha No. 1 Mine

Pyrite & Calcite 11cm wide
Pyrite crystals up to ~6mm & Calcite
Pyrite & Calcite 11cm wide
Pyrite crystals up to ~6mm & Calcite
Pyrite & Calcite 11cm wide
Pyrite crystals up to ~6mm & Calcite


Pyrite,
United States,
Minnesota, Itasca Co. Mesabi Range, Lind-Greenway Mine (Greenway Mine Marr-Adair; Lind Mine)

Pyrite on matrix 7.1cm wide




Pyrite.
United States.
Minnesota, St. Louis Co., Vermilion Range, Soudan, Soudan Mine





Pyrite,
United States,
Mississippi, Oktibbeha Co., Starkville, Selma Chalk Farm

Pyrite 6cm wide




Pyrite,
United States,
Missouri, Iron Co., Viburnum Trend District, Bixby, Buick Mine (Amax Buick Mine; Moloc Mine)

Pyrite "bar" 7cm tall
Pyrite 7.7cm tall
Pyrite "bar" 7cm tall
Pyrite 7.7cm tall
Pyrite "bar" 7cm tall
Pyrite 7.7cm tall


Pyrite 12.4cm wide
Pyrite & Sphalerite 6.5cm tall
Pyrite 12.4cm wide
Pyrite & Sphalerite 6.5cm tall
Pyrite 12.4cm wide
Pyrite & Sphalerite 6.5cm tall


Pyrite,
United States,
Missouri, Reynolds Co., Viburnum Trend District, Ellington, Sweetwater Mine (Milliken Mine; Frank R. Milliken; Blair Creek; Ozark Lead Company Mine; Adair Creek; Logan Creek)

Pyrite after anhydrite 5cm tall
Pyrite 5.5cm wide
Pyrite after anhydrite 5cm tall
Pyrite 5.5cm wide
Pyrite after anhydrite 5cm tall
Pyrite 5.5cm wide


Pyrite after galena & Calcite 5.5cm wide
Pyrite 9.1cm wide
Pyrite 8.5cm wide
Pyrite after galena & Calcite 5.5cm wide
Pyrite 9.1cm wide
Pyrite 8.5cm wide
Pyrite after galena & Calcite 5.5cm wide
Pyrite 9.1cm wide
Pyrite 8.5cm wide




Pyrite,
United States,
Missouri, Reynolds Co., Viburnum Trend District, Greeley, Brushy Creek Mine

Pyrite, Galena & Dolomite 7cm wide




Pyrite,
United States,
Montana, Silver Bow Co., Butte District, Butte

Pyrite & Quartz 6cm tall
Pyrite & Quartz 6cm wide
Pyrite & Quartz 6cm tall
Pyrite & Quartz 6cm wide
Pyrite & Quartz 6cm tall
Pyrite & Quartz 6cm wide


Pyrite & Quartz 2.7cm tall
Pyrite & Enargite 3.5cm tall
Pyrite & Quartz 2.7cm tall
Pyrite & Enargite 3.5cm tall
Pyrite & Quartz 2.7cm tall
Pyrite & Enargite 3.5cm tall


Pyrite, Quartz & Chalcopyrite 8cm wide
Pyrite 4.6cm wide
Pyrite, Quartz & Chalcopyrite 8cm wide
Pyrite 4.6cm wide
Pyrite, Quartz & Chalcopyrite 8cm wide
Pyrite 4.6cm wide


Pyrite,
United States,
Montana, Silver Bow Co., Butte District, Butte, Leonard Mine

Pyrite on Quartz 3.9cm tall
Pyrite 6.9cm tall
Pyrite on Quartz 3.9cm tall
Pyrite 6.9cm tall
Pyrite on Quartz 3.9cm tall
Pyrite 6.9cm tall


Pyrite 6cm wide
Pyrite & Quartz ~13cm wide
Pyrite 6cm wide
Pyrite & Quartz ~13cm wide
Pyrite 6cm wide
Pyrite & Quartz ~13cm wide


Pyrite,
United States,
Nebraska, Cass Co., Plattsmouth, Onyx Ace Hill quarry

Pyrite octahedron 2.5cm wide




Pyrite,
United States,
Nevada, Elko Co., Bootstrap District, Meikle Mine

Pyrite & Barite 2.6cm tall




Pyrite,
United States,
New Hampshire, Grafton Co., Bath, Woodsville roadcut

Pyrite in slate 8cm wide




Pyrite,
United States,
New Hampshire, Grafton Co., Lyman

Pyrite, largest is 7mm wide




Pyrite,
United States,
New Jersey, Mercer Co., Hopewell Township, Moore, Delaware River Quarry and Construction Co. Quarry, Trap Rock Industries Moore's Station Quarry

Pyrite & Chalcopyrite 6.2cm wide




Pyrite,
United States,
New Jersey, Middlesex Co., Sayreville

Pyrite, size 6cm?




Pyrite,
United States,
New Jersey, Somerset Co., Bernards Township, Millington Quarry (Morris County Crushed Stone Co. Quarry; Tilcon Quarry)





Pyrite,
United States,
New Jersey, Sussex Co., Franklin Mining District, Franklin, Buckwheat Pit (Southwest Opening; Buckwheat Mine)

Pyrite on Calcite ~7cm tall
Pyrite on Calcite ~6cm wide
Pyrite on Calcite ~7cm tall
Pyrite on Calcite ~6cm wide
Pyrite on Calcite ~7cm tall
Pyrite on Calcite ~6cm wide



Pyrite,
United States,
New Jersey, Sussex Co., Franklin Mining District, Franklin, Furnace Quarry

Pyrite 2.9cm tall




Pyrite,
United States,
New Mexico, Chaves Co., Bosque Draw

Pyrite 7cm wide
Pyrite 7.7cm wide
Pyrite 7cm wide
Pyrite 7.7cm wide
Pyrite 7cm wide
Pyrite 7.7cm wide


Pyrite,
United States,
New Mexico, Grant Co., Central District, Vanadium, Groundhog Mine

Pyrite & Quartz 7.7cm wide




Pyrite,
United States,
New Mexico, Socorro Co., Magdalena District, Lynchberg Tunnel

Pyrite & Quartz ~5cm wide?




Pyrite,
United States,
New Mexico, Taos Co., Questa, Horner prospect

Pyrite? Chalcopyrite? & Quartz 6.3cm wide




Pyrite,
United States,
New York, Schoharie Co.

Pyrite 5.4cm tall




Pyrite,
United States,
New York, St Lawrence Co., West Pierrepont, ZCA West Pierrepont Mine, Grange Ore Body

Pyrite 12cm wide




Pyrite,
United States,
North Carolina, Moore Co., Glendon District

Pyrite 5cm wide




Pyrite,
United States,
Ohio, Cuyahoga Co., Brooklyn Heights, West Creek

Pyrite in shale 4.7cm wide
Pyrite in shale 3.8cm tall
Pyrite in shale 4.7cm wide
Pyrite in shale 3.8cm tall
Pyrite in shale 4.7cm wide
Pyrite in shale 3.8cm tall


Pyrite,
United States,
Ohio, Erie Co., Bellevue

Pyrite 7.2cm tall
Pyrite 6.4cm wide
Pyrite 7.2cm tall
Pyrite 6.4cm wide
Pyrite 7.2cm tall
Pyrite 6.4cm wide

Pyrite,
United States,
Ohio, Franklin Co., Columbus, Adena Brook Ravine

Pyrite in shale ~7.5cm wide




Pyrite,
United States,
Ohio, Franklin Co., Worthington area

Pyrite in concretion 11.8cm wide




Pyrite,
United States,
Ohio, Lucas Co., Sylvania

Pyrite after a brachiopod 4.7cm wide
Pyrite after a brachiopod 3.1cm wide
Pyrite after a brachiopod 4.5cm wide
Pyrite after a brachiopod 4.7cm wide
Pyrite after a brachiopod 3.1cm wide
Pyrite after a brachiopod 4.5cm wide
Pyrite after a brachiopod 4.7cm wide
Pyrite after a brachiopod 3.1cm wide
Pyrite after a brachiopod 4.5cm wide




Pyrite,
United States,
Ohio, Ross Co.

Pyrite 9.9cm tall
Pyrite 11.5cm tall
Pyrite 8.6cm wide
Pyrite 9.9cm tall
Pyrite 11.5cm tall
Pyrite 8.6cm wide
Pyrite 9.9cm tall
Pyrite 11.5cm tall
Pyrite 8.6cm wide




Pyrite,
United States,
Pennsylvania, Chester Co., Warwick Township, St. Peters, French Creek Mines

Pyrite on Magnetite ~6.5cm tall
Pyrite 3.9cm tall
Pyrite on Magnetite ~6.5cm tall
Pyrite 3.9cm tall
Pyrite on Magnetite ~6.5cm tall
Pyrite 3.9cm tall


Pyrite on Magnetite ~4cm tall
Pyrite ~3cm wide
Pyrite on Magnetite ~4cm tall
Pyrite ~3cm wide
Pyrite on Magnetite ~4cm tall
Pyrite ~3cm wide


Pyrite, Magnetite & Calcite ~10cm tall
Pyrite & Magnetite ~5cm tall
Pyrite & Magnetite ~6.5cm wide
Pyrite, Magnetite & Calcite ~10cm tall
Pyrite & Magnetite ~5cm tall
Pyrite & Magnetite ~6.5cm wide
Pyrite, Magnetite & Calcite ~10cm tall
Pyrite & Magnetite ~5cm tall
Pyrite & Magnetite ~6.5cm wide



These are old specimens collected more than 100 years ago. Many of them were etched out of calcite. Some of them have fallen prey to "pyrite disease" but fine examples of these are cherished as classics by collectors today. However Mark Heintzelman who knows more about these specimens than I do comments that it is the matrix for these specimens that degrades and causes the specimens to fall apart rather the the degradation of the pyrite due to pyrite disease. And I would have to agree with him. How ever, the end result for many good pyrite specimens from this locality fall apart as it has been my misfortune to witness in my own collection and others.




Pyrite,
United States,
Pennsylvania, Lebanon Co., Cornwall, Cornwall Mines (Cornwall Iron Mine)

Pyrite 7cm wide
Pyrite 13cm wide
Pyrite 7cm wide
Pyrite 13cm wide
Pyrite 7cm wide
Pyrite 13cm wide


Pyrite,
United States,
South Dakota, Butte Co., Belle Fourche

Pyrite 4.1cm wide




Pyrite,
United States,
South Dakota, Butte Co., Belle Fourche, Orman Dam

Pyrite 4cm wide
Pyrite 4cm wide
Pyrite 4cm wide
Pyrite 4cm wide
Pyrite 4cm wide
Pyrite 4cm wide


Pyrite,
United States,
Texas, Bell Co., Temple

Pyrite 5cm wide




Pyrite,
United States,
Texas, Dallas Co., Dallas-Fort Worth Airport

Pyrite 8.6cm tall
Pyrite 7.2cm tall
Pyrite 8.6cm tall
Pyrite 7.2cm tall
Pyrite 8.6cm tall
Pyrite 7.2cm tall


Pyrite 5.5cm wide
Pyrite 3cm wide
Pyrite 5.5cm wide
Pyrite 3cm wide
Pyrite 5.5cm wide
Pyrite 3cm wide


Almost all of the pyrite specimens were collected by local collectors during the construction of Dallas-Rortworth airport. Perhaps one of them will tell us about the find. At one time there were hundreds of these specimens. One in my collection in shale matrix also sports a tiny sharks tooth fossil.


Pyrite,
United States,
Texas, Dallas Co., Dallas, Pinnacle Park

Pyrite after ammonite 1.6cm wide
Pyrite 16cm wide
Pyrite after ammonite 1.6cm wide
Pyrite 16cm wide
Pyrite after ammonite 1.6cm wide
Pyrite 16cm wide


Pyrite,
United States,
Texas, Dallas Co., Dallas, Southwest Dallas Septarian Nodule exposures

Pyrite 1.5mm on calcite




Pyrite,
United States,
Texas, Dallas Co., Grand Prairie, I-30 & Belt Line Road roadcut

Pyrite nodules, largest is ~10cm tall




Pyrite,
United States,
Texas, Ellis Co., Midlothian, TXI Cement quarry

Pyrite 3.7cm wide
Pyrite 3cm wide
Pyrite 3.7cm wide
Pyrite 3cm wide
Pyrite 3.7cm wide
Pyrite 3cm wide


Pyrite on limestone 5cm wide
Pyrite 3cm wide
Pyrite on limestone 5cm wide
Pyrite 3cm wide
Pyrite on limestone 5cm wide
Pyrite 3cm wide


Pyrite,
United States,
Utah, Garfield Co., Henry Mts, Bromide Basin Mine

Pyrite 5.5cm wide




Pyrite,
United States,
Utah, Juab Co., East Tintic Mts, Tintic District, Chief No. 1 Mine (Chief Consolidated Mine)

Pyrite stalactite 4cm tall
Pyrite stalactite 1.5cm wide
Pyrite stalactite 4cm tall
Pyrite stalactite 1.5cm wide
Pyrite stalactite 4cm tall
Pyrite stalactite 1.5cm wide



Pyrite,
United States,
Utah, Salt Lake Co., Oquirrh Mts, Bingham District (West Mountain District), Bingham Canyon

Pyrite 5.8cm wide
Pyrite 6.5cm wide
Pyrite 5.8cm wide
Pyrite 6.5cm wide
Pyrite 5.8cm wide
Pyrite 6.5cm wide


Pyrite 10cm wide
Pyrite & Quartz 5.4cm wide
Pyrite 10cm wide
Pyrite & Quartz 5.4cm wide
Pyrite 10cm wide
Pyrite & Quartz 5.4cm wide


Pyrite 4.7cm tall
Pyrite 3.2cm tall
Pyrite ~6cm wide
Pyrite 4.7cm tall
Pyrite 3.2cm tall
Pyrite ~6cm wide
Pyrite 4.7cm tall
Pyrite 3.2cm tall
Pyrite ~6cm wide


These specimens are from one of the worlds largest open pit copper mines and considering the size of the mine one is surprised at how few specimens it has produced.




Pyrite,
United States,
Utah, Salt Lake Co., Oquirrh Mts, Bingham District (West Mountain District), Lark Mine

Pyrite 9cm wide




Pyrite,
United States,
Utah, Salt Lake Co., Wasatch Mts, Little Cottonwood District (Alta District), Alta Consolidated Mine (Alta Consolidated Mining Company; Silver King Tunnel; Copper Prince Tunnel; Brooklyn Adit)

Pyrite 7cm wide




Pyrite.
United States.
Utah, Summit Co., Wasatch Mts, Park City District (Uinta District), Daly-Judge Mine

Pyrite, Quartz 4.8cm tall
Pyrite & Quartz 9.6cm wide
Pyrite, Quartz 4.8cm tall
Pyrite & Quartz 9.6cm wide
Pyrite, Quartz 4.8cm tall
Pyrite & Quartz 9.6cm wide


This mine has produced a few nice pyrite specimens but is much better known for its Tetrahedrite specimens.


Pyrite.
United States.
Utah, Summit Co., Wasatch Mts, Park City District (Unita District), Ontario Mine

Pyrite ~3.5cm tall
Pyrite 10cm wide?
Pyrite ~3.5cm tall
Pyrite 10cm wide?
Pyrite ~3.5cm tall
Pyrite 10cm wide?


Pyrite.
United States,
Utah, Summit Co., Wasatch Mts, Park City District (Unita District), Park City

Pyrite drill core ~12cm long?
Pyrite 7cm wide
Pyrite drill core ~12cm long?
Pyrite 7cm wide
Pyrite drill core ~12cm long?
Pyrite 7cm wide


Pyrite 8.4cm wide
Pyrite 4.5cm wide
Pyrite 8.4cm wide
Pyrite 4.5cm wide
Pyrite 8.4cm wide
Pyrite 4.5cm wide



Pyrite,
United States,
Utah, Summit Co., Wasatch Mts, Park City District (Unita District), Thaynes Shaft (Silver King Coalition Group; United Park City Mines)

Pyrite 2.6cm wide




Pyrite,
United States,
Utah, Tooele Co., Dugway Range, Dugway Mountains District, Four Metals Mine (Silver King Mine; 2 Claims; New Years No. 1)

Pyrite 4.9cm tall
Pyrite 3cm wide
Pyrite 6.5cm wide
Pyrite 4.9cm tall
Pyrite 3cm wide
Pyrite 6.5cm wide
Pyrite 4.9cm tall
Pyrite 3cm wide
Pyrite 6.5cm wide



Pyrite,
United States,
Utah, Utah Co., Wasatch Mts, American Fork District, entennial Tunnel (Utah Centennial Mining Company)

Pyrite 4cm tall




Pyrite,
United States,
Utah, Utah Co., Wasatch Mts, American Fork District, Mary Ellen Mine

Pyrite ~4.5cm wide
Pyrite, size?
Pyrite ~4.5cm wide
Pyrite, size?
Pyrite ~4.5cm wide
Pyrite, size?


Pyrite,
United States,
Utah, Utah Co., Wasatch Mts, American Fork District, Yankee Consolidated Mine, Yankee Mine

Pyrite 5cm tall




Pyrite,
United States,
Vermont, Lowell & Eden, Orleans & Lamoille Cos., Belvidere Mountain Quarries (Vermont Asbestos Group mine; VAG mine; Ruberoid Asbestos mine; Eden Mills quarries)

Pyrite on Grossular & Diopside 1.8cm tall




Pyrite,
United States,
Vermont, Washington Co., Montpelier, Route I-89 road cut

Pyrite in schist, large crystal 1.5cm wide




Pyrite,
United States,
Vermont, Windsor Co., Chester

Pyrite, largest crystal 2.9cm wide
Pyrite in schist 4.2cm tall
Pyrite, largest crystal 2.9cm wide
Pyrite in schist 4.2cm tall
Pyrite, largest crystal 2.9cm wide
Pyrite in schist 4.2cm tall


Pyrite in schist 12cm tall
Pyrite in schist 4.5cm tall
Pyrite ~4cm wide
Pyrite in schist 12cm tall
Pyrite in schist 4.5cm tall
Pyrite ~4cm wide
Pyrite in schist 12cm tall
Pyrite in schist 4.5cm tall
Pyrite ~4cm wide


Pyrite,
United States,
Vermont, Windsor Co., Perkinsville

Pyrite in schist 6.9cm wide




Pyrite,
United States,
Virginia, Albemarle Co., State Highway 6 roadcut

Pyrite to limonite, largest is ~2cm wide




Pyrite,
United States,
Virginia, Rockbridge Co., Lexington, Bargers Quarry (Charlie Barger's Quarry)

Pyrite 1.5cm wide
Pyrite 3.8cm tall
Pyrite 1.5cm wide
Pyrite 3.8cm tall
Pyrite 1.5cm wide
Pyrite 3.8cm tall


Pyrite,
United States,
Washington, King Co., Goldmyer Hot Springs, Pedro Claim

Pyrite ~2.5cm wide




Pyrite,
United States,
Washington, King Co., Goldmyer Hot Springs, Spruce Claim (Spruce Ridge)

Pyrite on Quartz 4.4cm tall
Pyrite on Quartz 2.9cm tall
Pyrite on Quartz 4.4cm tall
Pyrite on Quartz 2.9cm tall
Pyrite on Quartz 4.4cm tall
Pyrite on Quartz 2.9cm tall


Pyrite and Quartz 9.6cm wide
Pyrite & Quartz 10cm wide
Pyrite & Quartz 3.5cm tall
Pyrite and Quartz 9.6cm wide
Pyrite & Quartz 10cm wide
Pyrite & Quartz 3.5cm tall
Pyrite and Quartz 9.6cm wide
Pyrite & Quartz 10cm wide
Pyrite & Quartz 3.5cm tall


This claim has been worked exclusively for specimens by collectors and dealers. For many years after the winters snows wold melt away Bob Jackson and crew would work this claim. Each year seemed to bring a new crop of specimens including a few fine quartz and pyrite specimens that were always eagerly snapped up by collectors at high prices. The good ones from this locality are certainly destined to be classics and some already consider them to be.




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Edited 10 time(s). Last edit at 01/19/2016 08:11PM by Olav Revheim.
avatar Re: Pyrite - United Kingdom to Zimbabwe
July 14, 2010 12:35PM
    
The "Indiana, Jasper Co., Pleasant Ridge" photos can probably be included in the Rensselaer Quarry section since they most likely came from there. The quarry literally produced tons of specimens. The vugs often were coated in petroleum so a lot of specimens ended up soaking in gasoline to get cleaned up.
avatar Re: Pyrite - United Kingdom to Zimbabwe
December 23, 2012 06:41PM
    
I have to take issue with one of Rocks comment above, as I've not known of any French Creek Pyrite to ever suffer from Pyrite disease. They are cobaltiferous and quite stable.

The real issue with French creek material is the matrix itself and the treatment many specimens have endured. Most have been treated with acid, etched out of Calcite, and it would seem many have not been properly processed afterwards (cleaned/soaked) and have gotten quite friable over these many years, some simply falling apart, however even on these, the Pyrite xtls themselves still remain as bright and stable as ever.

Again, having handled hundreds of specimens from this locale over many years myself, and know many others who have as well, and I have yet to see or hear of one suffering from pyrite disease. If one ever has, it is at least certainly NOT at all common.


MRH
avatar Re: Pyrite - United Kingdom to Zimbabwe
December 23, 2012 07:55PM
Mark, you are right. I have made some changes in the French Creek text. Do you have any opinion about how large the specimens got? How large the pyrite crystals got? How many specimens were collected? How many survive? Would you care to writ up something about the geology of French Creek, the mine, history etc?

Rock Currier
Crystals not pistols.
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