Pyrite Sun Specimens
Pyrite Sun specimens, available in a few different sizes.
All of these specimens come from Sparta, Illinois, in the United States. As far as I know, this is the only place these unique formation occur.
Most, if not all of the mines around this area have now closed. As a result, the prices of these pieces is only likely to rise.
They were formed by Pyrite forming in an underground crack inbetween shale, and radiating outwards into a rough circle.
In some cases, you may find these type of formations on a matrix stone – but our pieces do not have any matrix.
They are also entirely natural pieces, unlike the iridescent pieces which have been treated. Bleach, heat, and acid treatments may be used – but our pieces are entirely untouched other than removal from their shale matrix and a thorough cleaning.
For more information about Pyrite, and a full list of all of our related products, please see our main ‘Pyrite’ page.