Piritas de Navajún

Official site of the mine of cubic Pyrites from Spain

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We are present in the most important Gem and Mineral shows around the world including; Tucson, St. Marie aux Mines in France, Munich, Denver, Santa Ana California, Springfield Massachusetts and NY/NJ show.

"About our mine"

Our mine is the most famous mine in the world for Pyrite in the cubic form. It is located in the Northern region of Spain in a small town named Navajun. This small town in La Rioja region of Spain know for its famous wines.

"A Natural Wonder of the World" 

Pyrite Crystals from Navajún La Rioja, Spain are famous for their natural perfect cubic shape, mirror like faces and incredible luster. These perfect Pyrite specimens were formed approximately 140 millions years ago and are only found in Navajún.

Why Cubes?

We are often asked if our Pyrite Specimens are cut and Polished. The answer is NO. While hard to believe for the first time Pyrite crystals can be a perfect shiny cube.  Pyrite (FeS2) is an iron sulfide that crystallizes in the cubic system. For example there are other minerals that crystallize in the cubic system such as: Salt (NaCl).

While Pyrite is a very common mineral throughout the world, it is hard to find perfect Cubes in the size, perfection and luster that Characterizes Pyrite from Navajun. Pyrite from Navajun is a must have for any mineral Collector and a Perfect gift for those hard to impress.