Why Top Rarity?
On the market such pieces are almost NOT available anymore!
The last finds at Erzberg date back to 1970.
The mineral steps were from the former adit mining – since then only open pit mining is done.
The Styrian Erzberg is the largest iron ore mine in Central Europe and the largest SIDERIT = brown ironstone deposit in the world.
An annual 12 million tons of rock will then yield about 3 million tons of fine ore.
Iron blooms are ARAGONITE, formed by surface water in cavities of ore deposits.
Iron flowers are usually white to brownish – and form racemose or stalagtitic forms.
BLUE IRON FLOWERS were EXTREMELY RARE and are therefore highly sought after.
This specimen is more special and the ARAGONITE is needle-shaped – even rarer.
Place of discovery: Erzberg – City of Eisenerz – Styria – Austria
Weight: 1.54 kilogram
Dim.: 21 x 14 x 8 cm
The last picture shows the side and bottom view