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Hematite

Ex Groom-Napier, Ex Dr. Krantz, Bonn, Germany
With Antique Label

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Description
Locality: 
Siegerland, North Rhine - Westphalia, Germany
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
4.5 × 5 × 3 cm
Weight: 
69.00gr
Description

Labeled "Iron froth coating hematite" (german "Eisenrahm"), a soft, earthy mass with bright, copper-like luster on botryoidal reddish hematite.

This is a 19th century german classic, comes with label of notorious Charles Ottley Groom-Napier (1839-1894) alias "Prince of Mantua and Montferrat" ("Mus. M&M") and on-glued sticker pointing on the mineral species. These "M&M"-labels are increasingly rare and hard to find. See his interesting biography on minrecs biographical archive.

As oftenly with the Groom-Napier specimens, no exact locality was given. - Iron froth was commonly found for example at localities in the Siegerland mining area, this is a good candidate for a more accurate locality.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Hematite

Formula: 
Fe2O3
Strunz: 
4.CB.05
Crystal System: 
Trigonal
Hardness: 
5.0 - 6.0

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