An outstanding top-shelf specimen of Siderite rhomb crystals nestled in white albite and a couple of small pyrite balls.
Dimensions (millimeters): 80 x 50 x 40
Dimensions (inches): 3.1 x 2 x 1.6
Origins: From the classic mineral locality Mont Saint-Hilaire, Quebec, Canada.
Mont Saint-Hilaire is famous for of its great number of rare and exotic mineral species. Siderite is Iron Carbonate. The other common carbonates are calcium carbonate - calcite, manganese carbonate - Rhodochrosite, half way between calcite and rhodochrosite is dolomite which is calcium manganese carbonate, zinc carbonate is smithsonite and copper carbonate - malachite. Switch out the metal and interesting things happen!
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