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    HEMATITE
    Dahisar Quarry, Mumbai District (Bombay District), Maharashtra, India

    Crystalline Hematite is not a normal denizen of Indian Zeolite cavities, but here one is. The basalt matrix displays a number of normal Calcite scalenohedrons that have been over-coated along with the rest of the matrix with gray, druzy Quartz. Last to form were three roughly spherical aggregates, of thinly bladed Hematite crystals, up to .75 inch (2.0 cm) across. When seen edge-on the shiny Hematite blades seem to have no luster to speak of. This is because they are almost perfect light "traps." Condition is fine to excellent.
    Overall measurements: 5 x 5 x 2 inches (12.7 x 12.7 x 5.1 cm).

    Provenance: Mountain Minerals [Hoppel # D1488 ]


    Estimate: $450 - $600.

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    Auction Dates
    October, 2013
    19th-20th Saturday-Sunday
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