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Pyrite from
Spruce claim (Spruce Ridge), Goldmyer Hot Springs, King Co., Washington, USA

Locality type:Claim
Comments:Pyrite perched atop quartz crystals are common, particularly when a second generation of pyrite crystallization/etching is present in the pocket. Specimens of perched pyrites usually have a layer of iron oxides between the quartz and pyrite crystals, and frequently the contacts are somewhat distorted or hollow due to etching.
Habit:Cubes and pyritohedrons to 5 inch diameter. Often truncated by octohedron, trisoctohedron, and diploid.
Colour:corroded to brilliant brass-yellow; silvery if cleaned in acid
Quality for species:Good crystals or rich for species - important (!)
Abundance at site:Common
Validity:Believed Valid
References:Cannon, B. (1975): Minerals of Washington, p.45,54; Ream, L. (1994): Gems and Minerals of Washington; Lasmanis, R. Geology of Spruce 16 claim, Rocks & Minerals, 1985
Associated Minerals:
Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Quartz71 photos of Pyrite associated with Quartz at this locality.
Baryte3 photos of Pyrite associated with Baryte at this locality.
Ankerite2 photos of Pyrite associated with Ankerite at this locality.
Sceptre Quartz2 photos of Pyrite associated with Sceptre Quartz at this locality.
Limonite2 photos of Pyrite associated with Limonite at this locality.
Calcite1 photo of Pyrite associated with Calcite at this locality.
Goethite1 photo of Pyrite associated with Goethite at this locality.
Mineral Data:Click here to view Pyrite data
Locality Data:Click here to view Spruce claim (Spruce Ridge), Goldmyer Hot Springs, King Co., Washington, USA
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Localities for Pyrite in this Region
West Fault breccia, Spruce claim (Spruce Ridge), Goldmyer Hot Springs, King Co., Washington, USA
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