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Pyrite altering to Goethite - Sold

Pyrite forms brassy color crystals, chemically iron disulfide. On the surface of the Earth, the Fe2+ ions in pyrite are not entirely stable, with the action of water, they alter to Fe3+. This explains why goethite (or other iron minerals) commonly alters from pyrite. This specimen is a cluster of dominantly cubic crystals, with pyritohedral modications to 12 mm. A floater specimen. Some of the crystals show indentations where other crystals grew into the cluster.