Luzonite, Pyrite
Miniature, 5.0 x 3.6 x 2.9 cm
Pen-Shan Ore Body, Chinkuahshih Mine, Jui-Fang Town, Taipei Co., Taiwan Province, Taiwan
Luzonite is an uncommon copper, arsenic sulfosalt. This fine, rich, 3-dimensional specimen of nearly solid, reddish-gray, metallic-luster luzonite crystals to 5 mm is nicely accented by a scattering of pyrite crystals. Luzonite is especially desirable from this now defunct quarry in Taiwan. Very rich, highly representative material of this uncommon species from this extinct locale.