Large Pyrite in Quartz Sphere
Natural Quartz crystal
Weighs About 2lbs
This is a large show stopper specimen of quality Quartz with fully formed pyrite suspended inside the sphere.
Pyrite is commonly associated with quartz and fine mineral specimen of pyrite on quartz or quartz on pyrite, seem to be rather abundant. Pyrite inclusions in quartz on the other hand, seem to be quite rare. This quartz generally has massive looking little chunks of pyrite floating in it. Although some of it displays nice little cubes floating in it too. Iron oxide also commonly graces this material. Giving it interesting and beautiful yellow, orange and reddish-orange streaks and clouds.
There are basically three ways inclusions can "get into the crystal":