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[Looking4] Pyrite clusters


#1

Hi! Does any one know where I can buy small specimen quality pyrite
at a cheap price? Need to make some jewelry with it. Looking for
about 30-40 pieces? Saw some on ebay and they wanted $5.00 for one
piece plus $11.00 for the shipping because it was coming from over
seas.

Thanks!
annehisako


#2

Hi Anne,

A friend of mine said he got some for $1.00 each from Mineral
Wholesales in Lakewood Colorado, USA. If you need more information
let me know and he will get me more

Good Luck,
Ken Moore
www.kenworx.com


#3
Does anyone know where I can buy small specimen quality pyrite at
a cheap price? (...) Saw some on ebay and they wanted $5.00 for one
piece plus $11.00 for the shipping because it was coming from
overseas

I would just keep looking on eBay daily, as asking prices vary
wildly. Select only the “collectibles” category to narrow your
search, then “rocks, fossils, and minerals”. On the left, choose “US
only” to minimize shipping charges and oceans-away error correction
mechanisms.

I just did a quick check, and found a seller in Alabama,
huntingharley1999, with 3 lbs of pyrite for $19.95 with free
shipping.

Also, you might try contacting the seller Dave Hanna, "DavesRocks"
on eBay, and mention my name. He’s a local friend, but I’m reluctant
to give out his personal email address. It’s possible he has some
pyrite, as his entire house, yard, two sheds, and a nearby warehouse
are filled with 62 years of rock-collecting. :slight_smile:

I have no financial interest in transactions with these or any other
sellers on eBay.

Lorraine


#4

Dear Lorraine, I just saw the new Fire Mt. Gems catalog yesterday and
noticed some really nice nugget clusters being sold by the strand.
They are pricy, but you end up with numerous nuggets that you can do
all sorts of things for. So I suggest going to FMG and search for
pyrite, best of luck. I bought one of those ebay samples, and it was
well worth the money. Blessings pat


#5

Be aware that pyrite can in some cases fall apart with time this is
loosely know a pyrite disease. I am assuming if you are going to
make jewelry with the clusters that you would not want this to
happen. Some locations are ok. I have cubes 50 years old that are
fine. On the other hand I have some nice Russian clusters that are 5
years old or so that are splitting. A little research might pay off
here. Dave Owen