Pyrite crystal surface

Pyrite crystal surface

E425/0853 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 50.3MB

Downloadable file size: 4.1MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Caption: Pyrite crystal surface. Close-up showing the regular patterning caused by the crystal structure of this mineral. The lines mark the outline of the crystal planes that grow, layer-by-layer on top of each other to form the overall structure. Pyrite (iron sulphide) can form several types of symmetry in its crystals. These lines are caused when the cubic form and pyritohedron forms mix. The area seen is just over 2 centimetres across.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: crystal, crystalline, crystals, cubic, earth science, fool's gold, geological, geology, growth plane, iron sulphide, layer, layered, layers, mineral, planes, pyrite, pyritohedron, rock, rocks, surface, symmetry

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.