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The Collection; Pyrite with Lithium Quartz

This is a stunning specimen of Pyrite in Lithium Quartz from the Borieva region within Bulgaria. This a remarkable mineral that showcases an intricate combination of beauty and rarity that was a perfect addition to my collection as I'm always looking for something special and rare. Especially when it is part of the Pyrite family.



This specimen is not just a mere rock, but an epitome of the intricate geological processes that take place deep inside the Earth's crust. The specimen's unique features, such as its oxidized pyrite crystals, grey lithium inclusions, and quartz formations, make it a prized possession for mineral collectors and enthusiasts. The piece is a rare find, and it's one of the highest-quality specimens I've ever seen. It's unique and is the perfect addition to my collection!


The specimen from Borieva showcases pyrite crystals that have undergone a process of oxidation, resulting in a beautiful golden-brown hue. The pyrite crystals are distributed evenly throughout the quartz matrix and stand out prominently against the grey lithium inclusions. The oxidized pyrite crystals provide a stunning contrast against the grey inclusions, making the specimen even more captivating to the eye. The quartz matrix of the specimen is composed of clear, translucent crystals that are interspersed with the pyrite and lithium inclusions.


Pyrite is a mineral with a metallic luster, it mainly appears in cubic crystal formations. Pyrite is the most common of the sulfide minerals and the most common of all minerals. Pyrite, also known as "fool's gold," is a common sulfide mineral.

The name pyrite comes from Greek word "pyr" meaning fire or lightning because of its sparks when hit by a hammer, this might be due to its high sulfur content which oxidizes easily when exposed to air causing it to flake off over time exposing fresh surfaces for oxidation again. Depending on the oxidization, the colour can range from Golden Yellow, Blue Green & Red (when exposed).


Lithium quartz is usually associated with lithium minerals. Lithium is a soft, silver-white metal that's lighter than water and has the lowest melting point of all metals (about 180 degrees Celsius). It's also an excellent conductor of electricity--a property that makes it highly useful for batteries. Lithium is an essential element in the production of batteries, and its increasing demand has made it one of the most sought-after metals in recent times. The grey color of the lithium inclusions is a result of the presence of other elements such as aluminum and iron.


Lithium is most commonly found in salt flats in South America and China, but it can also be mined from pegmatites (rocks containing large crystals) or hard rock deposits such as spodumene veins within granite rocks.

The grey lithium inclusions are another unique feature of this specimen. Its presence in this specimen, in the form of inclusions, is a testament to the specimen's geologic significance.


Quartz is a widely distributed mineral and is known for its ability to form in a variety of shapes and sizes. The quartz in this specimen has formed in well-formed crystals, adding to its aesthetic appeal.


I'm a collector of minerals and crystals, so when I saw this piece I knew it was a perfect addition to my collection. The combination of pyrite with lithium quartz is rare and special--and it looks great! I have been collecting for years now, but this is one of the rarest pieces I own. In conclusion, the Oxidized Pyrite on Grey Lithium Inclusions Quartz Specimen from Borieva, Bulgaria, is a remarkable mineral that showcases the intricate geological processes that take place deep inside the Earth's crust. Its unique features, such as the oxidized pyrite crystals, grey lithium inclusions, and clear quartz matrix, make it a highly prized possession for mineral collectors and enthusiasts. Whether you're a seasoned mineral collector or simply a lover of geology, this specimen is sure to captivate your attention and leave you in awe.


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