Millerite and Calcite on Pyrite
Miniature, 4.0 x 3.0 x 2.5 cm
Wissen, Siegerland, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany

Choice and aesthetic, this small miniature is richly adorned with a fabulous crown of delicate and brassy Millerite needles. These Millerites, with a small amount of white Calcite on golden Pyrite, show particularly well, and are highly sought-after. Most of these would date to the 1800s, and good ones are hard to obtain.