Medium Pyrite crystal from Navajun, Spain


Matrix size: 5,9 x 7,3 x 4,0 cm
Cube edges : 2,2 x 2,4 x 2,5 cm

Total weight 223gr

The cube has some nice and special inner cube structures on 1 corner.



The mineral pyrite, or iron pyrite, also known as fool’s gold, is an iron sulfide with the chemical formula FeS2 (iron(II) disulfide). Pyrite is considered the most common of the sulfide minerals.

This mine-quarry is exploited to obtain pyrite only for collection and decoration. It is located 2.4 km to the NNW of Navajún, and you can access it via a track that begins in Navajún (near Cervera del Río Alhama).
The best cubic crystals of pyrite of the world are extracted from this mine. The biggest crystal so far had a size of 19 cm and weighed 9.5 kg.