Iridescent Marcasite on Quartz

Iridescent Marcasite on Quartz from Mina Santa Rosa, Plateros, Zacatecas, Mexico


Robert Lavinsky


Truly spectacular in every sense, these old classics are unique specimens. They turn up rarely, in old collections. An iridescent coating of Marcasite nearly covers all of two milky crystals of Quartz, to 6.5 cm in length. The Marcasite colors range from brassy yellow, to emerald green, to to copper and magenta. This to believed to be one of the finer examples of this combination for its coloration, size, and aesthetics. Ex. Richard Heck.


Mina Santa Rosa, Plateros, Zacatecas, Mexico


6.6 x 3.5 x 2.8 cm.