Perovskite, Magnetite
Rocca Sella, Almese, Susa Valley, Torino Province, Piedmont, Italy
Small Cabinet, 9.3 x 5.2 x 3.1 cm
Perovskite is an uncommon titanium oxide and this superb Italian combination specimen features a 1.1 cm, highly lustrous, pseudocubic, brown perovskite crystal associated with discrete, sharp, gray to brown magnetite crystals on a very sculptural, V-shaped wedge matrix of chlorite schist. This very fine specimen is from a classic locality - Rocca Sella. Ex. Rolf Wein Collection, a noted Alpine specialist and purchased in 1977.