Dragon Minerals - Update March 17, 2019

Click an image to enlarge. Click the locality for more information.

29923: Hematite and Rutile
Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Miniature - 3.5 x 2.3 x 1.6 cm (1.4 x 0.9 x 0.6 inches)
16 grams (0.04 pounds)
Specimen status: Sold

Here we have a highly lustrous miniature hematite specimen composed of stacked, offset plates. Individual plates reach about 1.6 cm across. Accenting the hematite are clusters of small but sharp red-brown rutile crystals; these reach about 3 mm. Not all of the rutiles are terminated, and some of the hematite plates have incomplete edges, but these issues are not major detractions.

Return to update page   |   Return to Dragon Minerals home page