Magnetite with Chalcopyrite and Galena

Aggeneys, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
Miniature, 4.5 x 4.0 x 3.5 cm
Start Time: 07/28/2009 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 08/18/2009 7:00:00 pm (CDT)
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Item Description

Outstanding combination piece of Magnetite, Chalcopyrite, and Galena, all with superb metallic luster from this little known locality. While the Chalcopyrite is crudely crystallized and the sharp cubic Galena was probably cleaved during mining, the Magnetites, particularly the main crystal on top, are superb. This .7 cm on edge Magnetite is a classic octahedron with the edges strongly modified by the dodecahedron, creating beautiful beveled edges and perfect triangular faces.

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