Cabinet, 11.1 x 7.7 x 5.1 cm
Callenberg, Saxony, Germany
German magnetite, in good form, is something I simply had never seen in a good specimen for sale. This remarkable, cabinet-sized specimen comes from the famed old quarries at Callenberg, which also produced crocoite (rarely). Here, we have a large display face with dozens of sharp magnetites, to 1 cm in size, on the face. Some of the oldest magnetite crystals known to science probably came from this locality. A rare, and important, display quality German classic from an Old German collection