Hematite after Magnetite, Payun Volcano, Patagonia, Argentina, Collected c. early 2000s, Kalaskie Collection #39, Small Cabinet, 3.5 x 6.5 x 8.7 cm, $300. Online 3/7.
Sharp group of modified octahedral magnetite crystals, to 4 cm across, faithfully replaced by hematite. There is a lustrous druse of secondary hematite that imparts a high reflective sheen. These created quite a sensation when first debuted ca. early 2000's at the Tucson show. Complete on all sides with no point of attachment and in excellent condition. Betty Kalaskie Collection #39.