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hematite; stalactitic, with radiating/fibrous structure
[Kircheimbolanden, Rhineland-Pfalz], [Germany]
[Trustees Catalogue (FORDYCE)] 1797 41 (iron)
From William Hunter's original collection. A nice, and strange-looking specimen. The Trustees catalogue (completed ca. 1789) says, under Iron: "No 41. Haematites of a red colour apparently formed in a cavity formerly occupied by a piece of the Rim of a Wheel the surfaces polished it is radiated from the surface towards the Centre which is partly hollow partly occupied by loose Calx of Iron and small stalacitites of Haematites. From Kirkheim Polelen." The locality is probably Kircheimbolanden, in Rheinland-Pfalz, although the museum catalogue gives Saxony.
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