Piritas de Navajún

Mineralogy

In the whole of the mining area, besides pyrite, we could find gypsum, chlorite and some manganese ores. The pyrite usually presents a cubic shape and more rare well formed cube-octahedral crystals. Also pyritohedral forms. Some specimens with beveled edges also have been found in Navajún. The length of the pyrite edges varies among one millimeter to 20 cm, but you can find all the intermediate lengths.
The mine head works in Navajún.

 

   
         
   
         
   
         
   
A view of the mine and the mineral extraction works.

 

 
Selecting and classifying works.

 

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