Disco ball Pyrite (Pyrite nodule)Your model is disabled. For more details go to Edit properties3D Model
Locality: Rio Mine (Rio Marina Mine), Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy
Size: 5.5 x 2.8 x 1.8 cm
Description: Pyrite’s brassy golden color led to it being called ‘Fool’s gold’, but the name of the pyrite comes from the Greek word pyr meaning ‘fire’ because sparks flew from it when struck with another mineral or metal.
This specimen has a perfect nodule/ball of Pyrite out of which has grown sharp cubic and stepped pyrite crystals. It does look like a ‘disco ball’ and has amazing luster and color. Pyrite nodules are ovoid to spherical, occasionally irregular masses of pyrite (±matrix) that are common in many carbonaceous siltstones and shales.
Concept & 3D-modelling by Andrei Ionut APOPEI