NATIVE IRON – RARE

$110.00

For sale is a native iron from Russia. I have quite a soft spot for elements that crystallize on there own, native iron is a very rare one. Native iron is more commonly and easily found in meteorites than on the earth’s surface ,. This is an excellent and pretty example, rich and polished on both sides to show the very decent amount of elemental iron present.  The bright iron sits in basalt

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For sale is a native iron from Russia. I have quite a soft spot for elements that crystallize on there own, native iron is a very rare one. Native iron is more commonly and easily found in meteorites than on the earth’s surface ,. This is an excellent and pretty example, rich and polished on both sides to show the very decent amount of elemental iron present.  The bright iron sits in basalt. To quote Rob Lavinsky,  “Terrestrial native iron is rare because of the instability of iron under oxidizing conditions. It is also rare in igneous rocks, although it does form the majority of the earth’s core.”

KHUNGTUKUN MASSIF, KRASNOYARSK KRAI, RUSSIA.

21 x 17 x 11mm.