Fluorite on Pyrite
Cerro de Pasco district, Pasco Province, Peru
Miniature, 3.6 x 2.8 x 2.4 cm

This is a cute Fluorite-Pyrite miniature from Peru. Several translucent, 1 to 2 cm, grass-green Fluorite octahedrons are loosely clustered on this piece and are accented by 1 to 1.5 mm, glistening, brassy yellow Pyrite cubes between and around the Fluorite. The Fluorite octahedrons have a satin luster with the two larger crystals showing more lustrous areas at the octahedral corners. The smaller crystals are less distinctly formed, yet all of the crystals show no damage, however, there is contacting at the bottom of the piece where it was removed from the pocket. Very representative of this find for a nice locality piece.