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Pyrite Dollar

Pyrite Dollar

Regular price $12.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $12.00 USD
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This Pyrite Dollar is made of flattened pyrite, commonly referred to as a pyrite sun. This item comes with a stand for display and can be found in coal mines. Bring a piece of history and natural beauty to your collection with this unique piece.

You will receive the item pictured, an acrylic stand is included with purchase.

Dimensions: 2.5"Wx2.4H

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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.