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TitlePyrite in phyllite/schist
DescriptionThis sample has pyrite (FeS2) cubes embedded in a chlorite phyllite/schist. Pyrite is one of the most common sulfide minerals and is the classic “fool's Gold”. It comes in many different forms, but bright golden cubes are most common. This specimen is 12.5 cm across.
PhotographerDarla Sondrol. 2001-07-03.
CollectionUniversity of North Dakota Mineralogy Collection #5009.
Key wordspyrite, phyllite, schist
Tech details958 KB. Hand specimen. Fujifilm FinePix S1Pro digital camera; 60mm AF Nikon micro lens.
GeoDIL number1031