- Hematite (Var: Iron Rose), Rutile
- Morchnerkar, Morchner area, Zemmgrund, Ziller valley, North Tyrol, Tyrol, Austria
- Small Cabinet, 6.5 x 6.0 x 3.5 cm
A showy and excellent specimen of lustrous, parallel-growth hematite "iron roses" from the famous Morchnerkar area of Austria. Complete all-around, essentially pristine with only one point of attachment. This is a very DRAMATIC PIECE with incredible 3-dimensionality and a stark contrast of the thin, metallic, red rutiles against the jet black hematite. The rutiles, though small, are very flashy and complexly reticulated. Ex. Wein the noted Alpine collecting specialist Rolf Wein. Wein purchased this fine piece in July, 1982 from Alois Steiner.