|21125:||Magnetite - $8
Cerro Huañaquino, Potosí Department, Bolivia
Miniature - 3.7 x 2.1 x 1.7 cm (1.5 x 0.8 x 0.7 inches)
Weight - 19 grams (0.04 pounds)
Specimen status: Available Send an email to order
Sharp and lustrous octahedral magnetite crystals completely cover the surface of the matrix. Individual crystals reach 1.1 cm along the crystal edge. Appears to be two generations of magnetite growth: a first generation of sharp octahedra, followed by a second generation that did not completely encase the first. A little edgewear is not significant. An inexpensive representative example of this classic magnetite find of a few years ago.