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TitlePyrite on a glacial pebble
DescriptionThis is a cobble, polished by glacial ice. It shows shiny pyrite veins, FeS2 (iron sulfide). Pyrite is sometimes called “fool's gold” because of its color, but real gold is more “butter” yellow and has a less metallic luster. This specimen is 12 cm across.
LocationUSA ▹ North Dakota
PhotographerDarla Sondrol. 2001-07-05.
CollectionUniversity of North Dakota Mineralogy Collection #247.
Key wordspyrite, glacial, North Dakota
Tech details844 KB. Hand specimen. Fujifilm FinePix S1Pro digital camera; 60mm AF Nikon micro lens.
GeoDIL number1041