Marcasite Photos  
Cochise College               
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Roger Weller, geology instructor     copyright 2010-R.Weller 

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Marcasite is also known as a white iron pyrite because its color on a fresh surface
is more pale than the brassy yellow of pyrite.  Marcasite often forms complex twinned
crystals with a saw-like top referred to as "cockscomb marcasite."


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Photo is copyright free only for non-commercial educational uses.
Just credit photo to R.Weller/Cochise College.