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Mineral - Radio Detector, Pyrite, 1910-1930 Reg. No: ST 028666
- 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.
- 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
|Dimensions:||20 mm (Width), 28 mm (Length)|
|Dimension Comment:||Approximate dimensions of largest lump.|
|Tagged with:||radios, iron minerals, radio detector crystals, pyrite|
|Themes this item is part of:||Information & Communication Collection|
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