Pyrite, also known as fool’s gold, is a mineral that is often found in the form of cube-shaped crystals. One notable location for pyrite cubes is Navajun, Spain. The pyrite cubes from Navajún are known for their large size and high level of quality, making them highly sought after by mineral collectors. The Navajun mine has produced some of the largest pyrite cubes ever found, with some measuring up to 10 centimeters in length.
In addition to their physical characteristics, the pyrite cubes from Navajún have also garnered attention for their unique formation. The cubes are believed to have formed in a shallow sea that existed in the area over 200 million years ago. Over time, the sediments containing the pyrite cubes were compacted and transformed into rock, preserving the cubes for millions of years. The Navajún mine is one of the few locations in the world where such large pyrite cubes can still be found. These unique mineral specimens serve as a fascinating example of the geological processes that have shaped our planet over millions of years.
This object is from the Ampliación a Victoria Mine, Navajún, Spain.