Lustrous Chromite Octahedron
This is a very largest, equant Chromite crystal of unusual size! Chromite is usually found in tiny crystals or grains. This crystal is an octahedron with some luster and a mottled black color. Pretty amazing size and sharpness make this an important example of the species. Ex. Al Ordway; purchased from his old collecting friend Ed Swoboda, in 1998.
Hanga, Kenema District, Eastern Province, Sierra Leone
1.8 x 1.7 x 1.2 cm.