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RAINBOW PYRITE

1000 pieces
$26.00ea.

Where in the world?

Volga River, Ulyanovsk, Russia

The Occurence - RAINBOW PYRITE Puzzle

py·rite

/ˈpīˌrīt/

noun

Named in antiquity from the Greek "pyr" for "fire", because sparks flew from it when hit with another mineral or metal.

puzzleStory

The field of view for this specimen is 1.85cm. Michael chose this...

 Recommended Pairing(s)*
Whatever it is, make it a double.
*please puzzle responsibly.

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YourO-quipment

you need these
  • Good Food
  • Festive Beverages
  • Cheeky attitude
  • Table: Minimum 4' X 2'
  • Friends and Family
  • Video Camera (trust us)
  • Love of gems

SpaceRequirements

Suggested table dimension (Banana For Scale)

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Results NOT guaranteed..but likely
  • Excessive laughter
  • healingFriendly Competition
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RAINBOW PYRITEStory

TheLocation

The city of Ulyanovsk has many claims to fame, but the one we like best is the monument to the letter “Ё,” which was added to the Russian alphabet in 1797 and is almost out of use in modern Russian. Eeeeeeeee!

ThePhoto

The field of view for this specimen is 1.85cm. Michael chose this specimen because he thought this would be the perfect challenge for the masochistic puzzler.  Word of caution: if you stare at this image for too long, you may start to sing ‘Born This Way’ by Lady Gaga

ThePuzzle

Unlike regular pyrite, Rainbow pyrite falls under the scientific category of ‘get-out-on-the-dance-floor’. Offering more sass than plain ol’ iron Pyrite (aka Fool’s Gold), this disco variety gets its rainbow hues from small traces of molybdenum and oxidation. 

Pyrite can be found throughout  the world, including Spain, Peru and Nunavut, but this iridescent mess of love was found at a unique locality near the city of Ulyanovsk, on the Volga river, Russia.