Hematite Pseudomorph of Magnetite from the Payun Matru



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This hematite is from the Payun Matru volcano in Altiplano de Payun Matru, Marargue Department, Mendoza, Argentina. This area, which is a national park, contains eight different minerals including these hematites that were formed by volcanic fumarole action. This specimen is a floater cluster of octahedral, twinned and hoppered crystals of magnetite that have been replaced with specular hematite crystals. The replacements are sharp and well defined. They have a steel-grey color and sparkling metallic luster. It measures  50 x 30 x 23 mm.

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Weight7 oz