Hematite Pseudomorph After Magnetite
Miniature, 5.7 x 3.3 x 2.5 cm
Payun volcano, Altiplano de Payun Matru, Mendoza, Argentina
This specimen has a lot going for it. The large crystal on this floater exhibits both octahedral and hopper growth and it measures 4.25 cm in length. It is perched smartly on a natural pedestal and is complete and 3-dimensional all around, an excellent (large) miniature for this find! This is a pristine floater, complete all around, with better luster in person than appears here.