Hematite on Granite
Small Cabinet, 7.0 x 4.2 x 3.7 cm
Cavradi Gorge, Curnera Valley, Grischun, Switzerland
Ex. Dr. Art Soregaroli

Cavradi Hematites are a classic, treasured by collectors as well as the strahlers who find them in alpine mountain clefts in the summer seasons. This stellar small cabinet specimen features pristine, lustrous, and striated blades that reach up to 2.4 cm across. These Hematite blades stand beautifully upon the gneiss matrix, and the geometry is such that the specimen looks great from virtually any angle. Unrepaired specimens of upright crystals on matrix like this, are frankly hard to come by. An absolute killer with 360-degree aesthetics and SHARP crystallization on contrasting matrix, this is about as good for this habit and locality as I have seen available in many a year.