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pyrite: "fool's gold" but it's often found with real gold, so who's really the fool?
2010-12-14 - 7:33 p.m.
all pyrite photos this page © 2010 by elaine radford
Pyrite is a gratifying mineral to collect. "Fool's Gold" glitters but is not
too expensive and can be found in a variety of entertaining forms.
The above nicely rounded specimen is from Indianapolis, Indiana.
When I asked, the rockhound who sold me the above flat specimen, said in that "I'm
just guessing" tone of voice that maybe it's from China.
The small flourite egg with the pyrite growing on it is almost certainly
A classic specimen of pyrite crystals but I don't know where it was mined.
The photo at the very top of the page, as well as the photo immediately above this note,
are two views of the same fossil. The original shell has been completely replaced
by pyrite. I bought this specimen from Natural Treasures of Austin, Texas. It
is a Brachiopod Paraspirifer Bownockeri from the Devonian Period,
collected from "Silica Shale Formation, Ohio."
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