Hematite PS Magnetite
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Hematite PS Magnetite

Specimen # 200050
Mineral: Hematite PS Magnetite
Location: Payún Volcano, Altiplano de Payún Matru, Mendoza, Argentina
Size: 5.9 x 3.4 x 2.4 cm


This hematite pseudomorph after magnetite features a particularly sharp octahedron, along with larger skeletal-growth crystals. It is dark steel-grey with good metallic lustre under the lights. The surfaces of the crystals are dotted with lustrous, sparkling plates of well-crystallized hematite. In excellent condition, no damage. From the John S. White collection, a beautifully-defined specimen from this find.