Pyrite on Quartz
Large Cabinet, 19.0 x 13.0 x 10.0 cm
Racracancha Mine, Tinyahuarco, Pasco Province, Pasco Dept., Peru

A stunning piece with a razor sharp, 5 cm pyrite crystal of the highest luster you could imagine, perched smartly in the middle of well trimmed quartz matrix. The pyrite has a small contact in back and is otherwise complete all around. The association and aesthetics of this piece are breathtaking to me in person. It really does look fake. The photos speak for themselves. Joe Budd photos.