Thumbnail, 2.5 x 2.2 x 1.3 cm
N'Chwaning II Mine, Kuruman, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
Ex. Irv Brown

A rare style of crystallization for hematite, these came out sometime before 2010, I believe, and are unique to this day. Elongated, columnar crystals of hematite make for a thumbnail that looks like modern sculpture, and is very distinct for the species. Tiny little sparkles of andradite garnet are also present.

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