Rio Mine (Rio Marina Mine), Rio Marina, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy
A fantastic pyrite on hematite from the Rio Marina Mine, on Elba Island, in Tuscany, Italy! This specimen is from recent production at the Rio Marina and was likely mined in 2014. It features a complex pyrite crystal with high luster and a bronze, metallic sheen, perched atop a mass of sparkling black hematite. The contrast of colors and textures is striking. An outstanding miniature from the famous locality!