hematite matrix

Baryte, Hematite & Quartz

A highly unusual, strangely shaped, combination cabinet specimen from the famous iron mines of Egremont, England. Pink, crested baryte blades are sheathed in a dramatic box-work of specular hematite, which in turn, is coated with a quartz druse, giving the hematite the sparkly look.

Locality:  Haile Moor Mine, Egremont, West Cumberland Iron Field, North and Western Region (Cumberland), Cumbria, England, UK

Calcite with Hematite Inclusions

An excellent, large cabinet calcite specimen. These crystals, up to 3.1 cm across, are unusually transparent for the find, so you can very clearly see the super, star-like, hematite phantoms inside 

Locality:  Leiping Mine, Leiping, Guiyang Co., Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province, China

Quartz with Hematite

 This is perhaps the rarest color here…Exquisitely colored a rich citrine, burnt yellow color, this matrix specimen of prismatic, nearly equant, quartz crystals is very impactful. They are glassy, and translucent, with the largest crystal reaching 3.5 cm in length.

Locality:  Orange River, Namibia