Mineral Specimen #5138 Specular Hematite on Botryoidal Hemaite
Florence Mine, Egremont, West Cumberland Iron Field, Cumbria, England
6.3 x 4.3 x 2.2 cm
Two habits of Hematite are present on this specimen. Black colored, platy, specular crystals with a high. silvery luster have grown on the surface reddish/brown colored botryoidal, reniform Hematite. The underside of the specimen is extremely interesting with concave hollows in concentric layers. There are small specular crystals in many of these hollows.
Flaws: A few of the bladed crystals are incomplete.
This mineral is also found in the following galleries: Minerals From Europe | Oxides and Hydroxides | Minerals Priced Between 50 and 99 Dollars