SOLD Magnetite - Vintage Swiss
stock #SOLD 18.1-642
Zermatt, Matt Valey, Zermatt-Sass Fee area
2.5 x 2.1 x 1.5 CM (thumbnail)
A neat old Swiss thumbnail of well-formed Magnetite octahedrons. Ex A. Kranz, his original label can be dated being written between 1850 to 1888. In good but not perfect condition, magnification finds some small edge roughness. The luster is better than most we have seen, this seems to be nearly Magnetite and crystallized on several sides. This was also in the Jeff Glover collection (all labels included ) which was dedicated to Swiss Alpine minerals.
HOLD Magnetite on Matrix
stock #HOLD 7.CNA-435
Gaoligong Shan, Baoshan Prefecture
10.8 x 6.5 CM (cabinet)
A huge 8 cm Magnetite "stretched" octahedron sits on top of a pegmatite matrix that has several other fine Magnetites. Super esthetic and with great patina on the display faces this is the best Chinese Magnetite I have seen. The faces show well-defined growth hillocks and the "front" as I see it is damage free, there is a contact on the back side. Impressive for any Magnetite and incredible from China!