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Central St. Gotthard Massif, Leventina, Ticino, Switzerland

This is a classic alpine "eisenrose" of bright, silver-metallic, and lustrous Hematite. It is complete all around, extremely lustrous, and the frontal face has two rosettes, making for lots of bright reflections and great visual interest. The blades are complete and beveled. Many alpine Hematite specimens of any size are not as aesthetic as this, nor do they have the sculptural quality of this specimen. Finding one on the market, however, is another story. Few are available that have any sort of beauty and completeness of form. This one is aesthetic, and much better in person!