Payun Matru Volcano, Malargue, Malargue Department, Mendoza, Argentina
An unusually lustrous hematite pseudomorph after magnetite specimen has sharp, well defined crystals and sparkling luster. The two peaked crystals are reminiscent of the Payun Volcano where these were found. These were found by digging in the hot sulfur springs in various areas of the volcano. The hot fluids transformed the magnetite into hematite and have produced amazing modifications to the crystals- reticulations, spinel law twins, conjoined crystals. This specimen is a classic with strongly articulate form demonstrated from every direction. This piece has no identifiable damage.
2.50 x 4.80 x 3.30 cm