A classic Pyrite specimen from the Black Cloud showing the well-known and distinctive "Cathedral Gothic" faces on nearly every side of the sharp, lustrous, metallic, golden pyritohedral crystals. The luster is so bright on the piece that it was rather difficult to photograph, but we did our best to show off these beautiful arch patterns. The specimen is not perfect, as it does have some contacts, but is still a great example of this hard to find material from a classic Colorado locality. One of the very few pieces of this sought after material that I have offered. The Black Cloud Mine was one of the most famous specimen producing locales in Leadville, and was one of the last operating mines in Colorado when it closed in 1999. The Leadville mining district was the most productive silver-mining region in Colorado. As of 1963 the cumulative production of the area was 240 million troy ounces of Silver = $6.6 billion at today’s prices.
Locality: #3 Ore Body, 1250’ Level, Black Cloud Mine, Iowa Gulch, Leadville, Lake County, Colorado
Specimen Size: 3.3 x 2.7 x 2.3 cm (miniature)
Largest Crystal: 6 mm
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