Dims: 1.9" x 1.6" x 1.6" (4.8 x 4.1 x 4.1 cm)
Wt: 5.11 oz. (145.2 g)
This specimen is another example of the form of Hematite that is known as kidney stone. It consists of many intergrown nodules of Hematite that appear to have been polished to show better relief and detail. The nodules have the standard dark gray color and metallic luster of Hematite, and show hints of dull reddish color in the crevices where the nodules meet. A cross-section of the nodules shows their compact, radiating tendencies (see the close-up image). The entire specimen consists of Hematite, most of which is in a botryoidal form- there is no host rock of any kind present.