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Hematite pseudomorphs after Magnetite (var. Martite) from Durango, Mexico

 
Hematite pseudomorphs after Magnetite (var. Martite) from Durango, Mexico

Hematite pseudomorphs after Magnetite (var. Martite) from Durango, Mexico

Photo below under shortwave ultraviolet illumination:
Hematite pseudomorphs after Magnetite (var. Martite) from Durango, Mexico

DESCRIPTION:No. 51454
Mineral:Hematite pseudomorphs after Magnetite (var. Martite)
Locality:Durango, Mexico
Description:Classic formation of martite, an obsolete name for these hematite pseudomorphs of octahedral magnetite crystals, with a few calcite crystals that fluoresce under UV illumination. The magnetite crystallized then altered to hematite maintaining the shape. Ex. Larry Krause (1945-2010) collection
Overall Size:11x7x6 cm
Crystals:2-12 mm
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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