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The Crystal Cache

Pyrite Dollar

Pyrite Dollar

Regular price $15.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $15.00 USD
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The Pyrite Dollar is an authentic artifact crafted by nature. Its golden hue and striking natural pattern it is also referred to as a pyrite sun. This unique treasure is found in coal mines. The Pyrite Dollar includes its own base for easy display.

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Dimensions: 2.5"Diameter

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Pyrite Dollar (Pyrite Sun)

Formed in the seams between black shale and coal 300,000,000 years ago, these pyrite dollars do not appear to be fossils, but an aggregate of tiny pyrite crystals.

Today, they are collected by coal miners in Randolph County, Illinois. As the Illinois coal mines are shut down one by one, these specimens will become more and more rare.

Chemistry: Iron Sulfide ♦ Class: Sulfides ♦ Color: brass-yellow ♦ Luster: metallic ♦ Transparency: opaque ♦ Fracture: none/conchoidal ♦ Crystal system: Isometric ♦ Moh's hardness: 6-6.5 ♦ Localities: Sparta, Randolph Co. Illinois.