• Hematite ps. after Magnetite var. Martite
  • Hematite ps. after Magnetite var. Martite
  • Hematite ps. after Magnetite var. Martite
Pseudomorphs

Hematite ps. after Magnetite var. Martite

$600.00   €558  £490.00 approx.  

This specimen is priced in US dollars, all other prices are approximate.

ID: CC19648
A stunning and classic pseudomorph of Hematite after Magnetite from Payún volcano in Mendoza Province, Argentina.  This volcano is famous for these remarkable pseudomorphs which are very distinct and probably unique to this locality; formed in the volcanic fumaroles.  Collecting is now totally forbidden, so such specimens are becoming increasingly rare.  Three intergrown Hematite octahedral crystals sit on top of an elongated hopper crystal measuring just over 4 cm long.  The entire specimen is a mixture of glistening black Hematite micro-crystals against a background and framework of earthy-brick red Hematite.  A highly aesthetic, rare and unusual specimen.

Details

Dimensions
5.2 × 2.3 × 2.3 cm
Categories
Oxides and Hydroxides, Pseudomorphs, Rare Minerals
Locality
Payún volcano, Altiplano de Payún Matru, Malargüe Department, Mendoza Province, Argentina

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Hematite, Magnetite

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