Pyrite With Tetrahedrite
Miniature, 3.3 x 2.6 x 2.2 cm
Sweet Home Mine, Alma, Park County, Colorado, USA
This Pyrite, from the great Sweet Home Mine, is amazing no matter where it is from. It is composed of bright, golden striated cubes intergrown with Tetrahedrite and Quartz. The largest Pyrite cube is 2.1 cm, and the Tetrahedrite crystals range up to several mm and the Quartz crystals up to about 7 mm. At the time of the mining of the Rhodochrosite, other species were only seldom encountered, so many collectors in the mid-1990s snapped up specimens with Pyrites, Fluorites, and Tetrahedrites. They remain coveted, as are the Rhodos from there. A "Toenail" in size.