David K. Joyce

Iron, (Terrestrial) -Hungtukun Massif, Taimyr, Siberia, Russia

The Hungtukun Massif is one of the most famous locations in the world for rich specimens of native iron. Here are a number of samples, either sliced and polished on one or both sides. In this unusual deposit, a tholeitic-basalt dyke intruded carbonaceous sediments and fragments of the carbon (coal) were absorbed into the dyke. Conditions were right for a reduction reaction to take place reducing iron minerals in the dyke, to native iron. Very unusual! Excellent examples!

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Iron, TerrestrialIron, (Terrestrial) -Hungtukun Massif, Taimyr, Siberia, Russia
  • Item #25919
  • Iron, Terrestrial
  • 3.7x3.4x0.2 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: n/a
  • $40.00
  • Hungtukun Massif
  • Siberia
  • One side of this black basalt is richly mineralized with native iron. The specimen is sawn both sides and polished on both sides. Nice, reasonable example!