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Eskolaite is a simple chromium oxide (Kouvo & Vuorelainen, 1958). The mineral name honors Professor Pentti Eelis Eskola (1883-1964), of the University of Helsinki. Eskolaite has the same crystal structure as both corundum and hematite; its crystal form mimics those of hematite and corundum.

Eskolaite here forms a lustrous 5 mm crystal. The crystal is well encased in a matrix of massive chalcopyrite, pentlandite, and quartz matrix. Large crystal! The crystal is only partly exposed, showing a prominent pinacoidal face and two smaller rhombohedral faces.

Price: $400

Item code: MS1528

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