USA-30
Magnetite
ZCA Mine No. 4, Balmat, St Lawrence Co., New York, USA
Small Cabinet, 6.2 x 5.0 x 3.2 cm
Ex. Ken Hollmann
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Magnetite from this mine in upstate NY really stunned people when it first started trickling out, in the 1980s, and I have not heard of any good, fresh finds since the mid-1990s. Apparently these come from a deep, relatively inaccessible level for collectors. This specimen has crystals to 2 cm, and overall very little damage, mostly peripheral. These magnetites to me are best of species - I know some will disagree, choosing instead the sharp Swiss octohedra. But, for me, I like the metallic, jet black, intricate cubes of the NY Magnetites better - and the specimens are larger and more pretty, overall, too. This is a major classic but more than that something really different for a common species normally relegated to the drawers and not to display in a showcase. Ex. Ken Hollman Collection