David K. Joyce

Pyrite, ps Marcasite

5.6x3.7x2.6 cm
Nanisivik Mine
Baffin Island
Nunavut, Canada

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Item number: 24639

The Nanisivik Mine was a zinc mine that operated in the Arctic for many years. At one time it was the second most northern base metal mine in the world. Way up there! It was famous for the peculiar pseudomorphs of pyrite after marcasite, extra peculiar because of oriented overgrowths of pyrite ON the pseudomorphs. Here is a very good example! s