Peruvian Pyrite Skull
This skull was hand-carved from a chunk of iron pyrite from Peru. Carved to display the pyrite crystallization and the reflective, smooth gold surfaces of the pyrite.
This piece measures 3.5” in length, 2”, width, and 3.5” height. Iron pyrite is often referred to as “fool’s gold” because of the metallic gold luster. Pyrite (FeS2) is the most common of the sulfide minerals.