Chinese Pyrite Specimens For Sale



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Several mines in China have produced attractive pyrite specimens since China first became a major mineral specimen producer in the early 1990's.  Production has been sporadic so they are not always available to collectors.  When they are they are usually reasonably priced and acquired quickly.






OKP-704      Pyrite       Shangbao Mine, Hunan Province, China.  This floater measures 3.5 x 2.8 x 2.2 cm.  The frayed edges are, for the most part, tiny modifications.  A couple minor rubs.  $25







OKP-705      Pyrite       Shangbao Mine, Hunan Province, China.  This floater measures 3.4 x 2.7 x 2.4 cm.  The frayed edges are tiny modifications.  A small area of contact on one end.  $25







OKO-963      Pyrite       China (probably from the Shangbao Mine).  Ex Chuck Bowman collection.  This piece is 2 cm on each edge and shows attractive secong generation overgrowths of pyrite druse on select areas of the primary cube.  Two couple spots of minor damage as seen in second and third images. Other views are excellent.  $25






OKN-880     Pyrite and Calcite     Leiyang, Hunan Province, China.  Ex. Paul and Dawne Dunning collection.  A branching specimen that measures 4.4 x 3.4 x 2.9 cm.  The pyrite is highly iridescent, as seen, and the bladed calcites are white.  No damage.  $60







OKN-778     Pyrite with Quartz     Leiyang, Hunan Province, China.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  An aesthetic example for the material from the location… it measures approximately 8.5 x 6.5 x 6 cm.  The only damage is to the big pyrite on the one edge as can be seen.  The views are nice from any direction.  The quartz are all double terminated.  Good luster, great form with the crystal divergence being quite attractive.  Sits upright on its own.  $75








OKN-779     Pyrite     Huangshi, Hubei Province, China.  A fine group with bottom and minor back/side contact.  The cubes are lustrous and well developed with very light striations.  Largest cube has two tiny dings.  Sits and displays very nicely as can be seen.  8.3 x 5.3 x 4.7 cm.  Nice example.  $60







OKN-593     Pyrite    Shangbao Mine, China.  3 x 2.8 x 1.8 cm disc of crystals (floater) with only minor chaffing.  $25








OKN-528      Pyrite          Wuzhou Prefecture, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China.  A nice 2.4 cm ball of crystals with no points of attachment (floater) and no damage.  Great form and luster.  $30









OKN-529      Pyrite         Wuzhou Prefecture, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China.  A nice 2.6 x 2 x 1.9 cm group of crystals with no points of attachment (floater) and no damage.  Great form and luster.  $40








OKK-908     Arsenopyrite     Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan Province, China.  Large well formed crystal with fluorite cube on matrix.  2.9 x 2.5 x 2 cm.  Light iridescence on one area on front of arsenopyrite.  No damage.  Backside is contact area and not visible from the fine front or side views.  $30








OKJ-406    Chalcopyrite Twin on Arsenopyrite    Yangangxian Mine, Yizhang County, Chenzhau Prefecture, Hunan Prov., China.  1 cm twin sits up very high on well formed arsenopyrite crystals.  The piece sits nicely for display.  4.8 x 4.5 x 3.5 cm overall.  Some edge and base contact, no damage, nice luster and form.  Old material from this prolific mine  $35







OKJ-355    Pyrite   Liv Zhou, Guangxi, China.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  Collected in 1999 this piece was one of the early pyrites to come from China.  It measures 6 x 3.5 x 2 cm and is a floater.  Several tiny chips but in good condition overall.  $40








OKH-776     Pyrite on Fluorite      Yunnan Prov., China.  Ex. Paul and Dawne Dunning collection.  At first glance this looks like a pyrite cube.  Actually it is far more interesting….This well formed cube of fluorite is coated on most of its surface by tiny randomly oriented cubes of pyrite.  The cubes have minor modifications by dodecahedrons and octahedrons making them even more interesting.  An interesting, damage free specimen.   The base of cube is not coated and you can see the fluorite here and on part of one exposed face.  2.5 x 2.5 x 2 cm.  $75