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Mineral - Radio Detector, Pyrite, 1910-1930 Object Reg. No: ST 028666

Summary:
Five pieces of iron pyrites, a crystalline material used in a radio detector. One piece is embedded in Wood's Metal. The pieces are possibly artificial in origin. Iron pyrites is iron disulphide.
Description:
Four tarnished golden pieces of iron pyrites and one piece embedded in Wood's metal on a display board on which the other four pieces had previously been mounted.
Acquisition Information:
Purchase & Subsequent Transfer from Science Museum of Victoria (SMV), 1973
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 20 mm (Width), 28 mm (Length)

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Tagged with: radios, iron minerals, radio detector crystals, pyrite
Themes this item is part of: Information & Communication Collection
Primary Classification: COMMUNICATIONS
Secondary Classification: Radio
Tertiary Classification: receivers
Inscriptions: Display board:
Label One: PYRITE OR IRON PYRITES/(IRON DISULPHIDE)
Label Two: PYRITE OR IRON PYRITES/MOUNTED IN WOOD'S METAL/TO ENSURE MORE PERFECT/ELECTRICAL CONTACT
Date Used: 1910-1930

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