Magnetite, Epidote
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Magnetite, Epidote

Specimen # 100627
Mineral: Magnetite, Epidote
Location: Magnetite, Epidote, Dashkesan Deposit, Maly Caucasus, Koshkarchai Valley, Azerbaijan
Size: 4.2 x 3.9 x 3.3 cm


Detailed Description

This miniature is covered with sharp, lustrous magnetite crystals to 1.5 cm. Small green epidote crystals are perched on the magnetites.  In excellent condition – no damage (peripheral contacts at base and back edges where the piece was removed from the rock).  Some magnetites from this find have growth hillocks, at certain dodecahedral corners, and that habit is evident on this piece with tne aid of magnification. Great looking piece with good-sized crystals!


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 42 × 39 × 33 cm