Fluorite on Pyrite
Cerro de Pasco, Pasco Prov., Pasco, Peru
Thumbnail, 2.7 x 2.3 x 2.2 cm

This is a really cute toenail combination piece from the new finds in Peru (2020) from which we have several pieces from in this update. It features a translucent, moderately well-formed, sea-green octahedral Fluorite crystal in combination with some Pyrite and a little Sphalerite. This find has produced some great Fluorite-Sulfide combination pieces like this colorful little piece. The lovely sea-green Fluorite sits on matrix composed entirely of bright little Pyrite crystals from less than 1 up to 2.5 mm and a few, small 3 mm to 1 cm brown-red Sphalerite crystals in association. Minor contacting deforms the shape a little, but it is not damage and is still beautiful in a case for the unique color.