Magnetite (rare locale)
Small Cabinet, 5.7 x 4.3 x 3.6 cm
Traversella Mine, Traversella, Torino Province, Piedmont, Italy
Ex. Francesco Bedogne
Classic magnetite crystals from the famous locality of Traversella, Italy. The top of this piece is festooned with large, lustrous, metallic, gray-black magnetite crystals to 1.8 cm in maximum dimension set on a matrix of massive magnetite and minor whitish granular calcite for contrast. Most of the crystals are in excellent condition with only minor dings and a few are incomplete. A definitive example of the species from this noted Italian locale. Ex. Dr. Francesco Bedogne collection with label. An important locality specimen!
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