#121 / PYRITE - China
Locality: Hengyang Baifang Coal Mine, Leiyang Co., Hunan Prov., China
Size: 4.8 x 4.2 x 3.5 cm.
These 'balls' ,composed of hundreds of pyrite crystals are found in the coal shales of the Baifang coal mine. This one is quite large, weighing almost 7 ounces (196 gm). It has a very high brassy color and luster.
Pictures of all four quadrants shown