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Pyrite Dollar (Pyrite Sun)

Pyrite Dollar (Pyrite Sun)

Regular price $35.00 USD
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This Pyrite Dollar, also known as a Pyrite Sun, is composed of flattened pyrite. It is commonly found in coal mines in the USA, and is an excellent conversation starter due to its unique, eye-catching shape. With its impressive ruggedness and brilliant metallic sheen, the Pyrite Dollar is sure to become a treasured part of your collection.

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

Dimensions: 4.3"Wx4"Dx0.3"Thick

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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.