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    Rainbow Hematite
    Andrade Mine, João Monlevade, Iron Triangle, Minas Gerais, Brazil

    This iridescent material was found in the wall of a large, open-pit Iron mine and only one container load made it out of the mine. Coatings of a nano-scale, phosphate mineral, cause the iridescence - something totally new to science. An unusual characteristic of the material is that the iridescence continues throughout the mass: it is not just a coating on the surface.
    Overall Measurements: 8.6 x 5.9 x 2.4 inches (22.0 x 15.0 x 6.0 cm)
    Offered at no reserve.


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    Auction Dates
    October, 2015
    4th Sunday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 1
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