Hematite, Quartz
Posted by: Raymond McDougall on 01.25.2022 | Filed under:

Hematite, Quartz

Specimen # 200566
Mineral: Hematite and Quartz
Location: Dodge Mine, Edwards, St. Lawrence Co., New York, USA
Size: 6.3 x 4.5 x 4.0 cm


This is a really nice piece from an obscure locality that has produced relatively few fine mineral specimens. It features a Cumberland-habit quartz crystal on sharp specular hematite blades. The quartz is sharp with good form and lustre, and it is translucent enough to make out the hematite underneath it at one end – it is in excellent condition with no damage (slightly truncated at one end where it was intergrown with the hematite). The hematite crystals are bright and lustrous and in excellent condition overall, with some incomplete crystals on close examination. From the Pete Richards collection, it was collected by him in 1984. A fine combination specimen!