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Hematite Iron Roses

Cava Lombardi, Lucendro-Pass, Gotthard region, Ticino, Switzerland


Lustrous foliated Hematite Iron Roses (up to 1.4 cm), partly rimmed with copper-red Rutile needles, on Muscovite-bearing granite breccia. A very nice and locally typical specimen from Cava Lombardi, the oldest and most famous Iron Rose site in the Alps (cf. LAPIS 2/2020, p. 30-35, photo of this piece on p. 35). Recovered in August 2018 from the roof portion of the basal vein, ex Stefan Weiß collection

Hematite iron rose - Lucendro Pass, Ticino, Switzerland

SKU: SW-103
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  • Size

    Specimen size 6.7 x 4.5 x 4.2 cm, Hematite Iron Roses to 1,4 cm

  • Locality

    Cava Lombardi, Lucendro Pass, Gotthard Area, Ticino, Switzerland

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