Dims: 1.6" x 1.3" x 1.0"(4.1 x 3.3 x 2.5 cm)
Wt: 2.36 oz.(66.9 g)
Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil
This Hematite specimen occurs in the form of dozens of hexagonal platelets that are stacked together in a curving arc- the formation is called an iron rose. The platelets have excellent hexagonal shape and are damaged only at one end of the stack. They have the standard dark gray color, metallic luster, and opacity of Hematite on their basal faces, and their edges are a metallic red color. Two opposing sides of these edges are covered with clusters of tiny muscovite platelets. It is lovely to look upon!