Dims: 3.8" x 2.8" x 1.5"(9.7 x 7.1 x 3.8 cm)
Wt: 10.18 oz.(288.6 g)
Minas Gerais, Brazil
At least 8 octahedral Magnetite crystals can be seen sticking out of the green schist matrix of this specimen. Their size ranges from 0.1 - 0.5"(0.3 - 1.3 cm) along an edge, and they have excellent form, with clean faces and edges and only one small crystal showing any damage. Their color is black, though some of the larger crystals show iridescence on their faces. They have a pearly to waxy luster and are, of course, opaque. The green schist matrix rock is massive, and likely contains more of these lovely crystals. I may have to beg Steve and Doris to let me buy this specimen so that I can go to work on it!