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France Hematite – August 2017
Posted by: Raymond McDougall on 08.18.2017 | Filed under: Latest, Recent Mineral Updates

I’ve added a small number of excellent hematite specimens in this France Hematite Update (click here). I’ve had a few of these in the past, and have managed to obtain a few more. These hematites were excavated from a deposit in the hills just above the town of Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines. Specimens were collected from this small vein system in the 1970s and 1980s, and these beautiful hematite crystal groups date back to those workings.

Hematite, Brézouard Massif, Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines, Alsace. France

Hematite, Brézouard Massif, Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines, Alsace. France – 8.6 cm

Hematite, Brézouard Massif, Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines, Alsace. France

Hematite, Brézouard Massif, Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines, Alsace. France
Close-up of the specimen above, field of view 2.5 cm

Hematite, Brézouard Massif, Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines, Alsace. France

Hematite, Brézouard Massif, Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines, Alsace. France – 7.3 cm

Hematite, Brézouard Massif, Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines, Alsace. France

Hematite, Brézouard Massif, Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines, Alsace. France
Close-up of the specimen above, field of view 3 cm

Hematite, Brézouard Massif, Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines, Alsace. France

Hematite with quartz, Brézouard Massif, Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines, Alsace. France- 7.4 cm

Hematite, Brézouard Massif, Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines, Alsace. France

Hematite, Brézouard Massif, Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines, Alsace. France
Close-up of the specimen above, field of view 2.5 cm

Hematite, Brézouard Massif, Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines, Alsace. France
Hematite, Brézouard Massif, Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines, Alsace. France – 6.9 cm

Hematite, Brézouard Massif, Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines, Alsace. France

Hematite with quartz,  Brézouard Massif, Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines, Alsace. France – 5.7 cm

Hematite, Brézouard Massif, Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines, Alsace. France

Hematite, Brézouard Massif, Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines, Alsace. France – 6.9 cm

Hematite, Brézouard Massif, Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines, Alsace. France

Hematite, Brézouard Massif, Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines, Alsace. France
Close-up of the specimen above, field of view 3 cm

Hematite, Brezouard Massif, Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines, Alsace, France

Hematite, Brezouard Massif, Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines, Alsace, France – 5.2 cm