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229 Views 1 Reply Last post: Jul 24, 2014 5:05 PM by MikeHardman RSS
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Jul 24, 2014 3:54 PM

pyrite?

He there.

 

I collected tis rock fro a rock pool i folkstone kent. It as pits of what i assume is pyrite right aroud differet arears of the speciment. Am I rigt to assume it is?

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    Jul 24, 2014 5:05 PM (in response to Westley93)
    Re: pyrite?

    It is difficult to tell with such small pieces, but I, too, would assume it is pyrite.

    The small size makes it difficult to test, eg., hardness.

    Maybe under a hand lens you can see cubic faces, or other faces of the various habits that pyrite displays (such as pyritohedron).

     

    Mike

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