Hematite (very lustrous and THICK) (ex Brian Kosnar Collection)

Brumado, Bahia, Brazil
Miniature, 5.0 x 4.3 x 1.3 cm
Start Time: 05/07/2009 8:00:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 05/14/2009 8:12:09 pm (CDT)
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Item Description

A very showy and THICK Hematite crystal from the famous Magnesite mine of Brumado. Typcially Hematite crystals are thin, tabular blades and not anywhere nearly as hearty as this crystal. It shows wonderful hexagonal form with beautifully bright, metallic, gun-metal luster and for a final touch, there are some excellent negative or "skeletal" faces on the piece as well. The back side of the specimen has a contact, but it truly doesn't detract from the display side of the specimen. Some associated white/color Magnesite confirms that this piece is from Brumado, and for the size and quality, I think it's a very impressive miniature from this classic Brazilian locality. Valued at $600-$750

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