Magnetite, Epidote
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Magnetite, Epidote

Specimen # 100624
Mineral: Magnetite, Epidote
Location: Magnetite, Epidote, Dashkesan Deposit, Maly Caucasus, Koshkarchai Valley, Azerbaijan
Size: 5.9 x 3.2 x 3.2 cm


Detailed Description

A mound of magnetite crystals (up to 1.3 cm), crystallized all the way around – it can be displayed from any angle (ok, other than the underside where it was attached to the rock…), and the fifth photo is the opposite side from the side shown in the third photo. The magnetite crystals are sharp and lustrous with the brilliant little triangular (octahedral) mirror faces. Nice little fans of epidote crystals in association. In excellent condition – one small incomplete magnetite crystal (not obvious, lost in the crowd) and contacts at the base. A great, very three- dimensional specimen of dodecahedral magnetite.


About These Magnetites

The finest quality magnetite crystals from the famous iron deposits at Dashkesan are among the nicest magnetite specimens from anywhere. These magnetite crystals are particularly special because they feature predominantly the dodecahedron, modified by triangular octahedral faces – they are different from more typical octahedral magnetite crystals.

Additional information

Dimensions 59 × 32 × 32 cm