Dims: 1.0 x 0.7 x 0.6" (2.4 x 1.8 x 1.5 cm)
Wt: 14 g
Novo Horizonte, Bahia, Brazil
Several small patches of crystalline Hematite are embedded in the rusty, rutile-laden base of this thumbnail piece. They are generally in very good condition, showing little damage, if any. The largest Hematite crystal has dimensions of 0.3 x 0.3 x 0.1" (8 x 7 x 3 mm) and shows definite evidence of its hexagonal tabular form, though its outline is jagged and uneven. Three rutile aggregates extend from it at 60-degree angles. The Hematite has the classic dark gray color and slightly dull metallic luster. The piece is affixed inside a plastic specimen box with an adhesive putty.