1.8" Crystal Needles of Golden RUTILE Growing from Gray HEMATITE Brazil for sale

$300.00
Product Code: EB1018RHSUN4
Availability: In Stock
 
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Location Novo Horizonte, near Ititiara, Bahia, Brazil
Size 1.8" x 1.3" x 0.3"
Suggested Stand A clear acrylic display box comes free with this specimen.

On this specimen, the golden rutile appears to grow directly out of the silver gray hematite in the middle, a formation called epitaxial growth.  The effect this creates is similar to rays of sunshine streaming out from behind a dark cloud, and both the specimen and the sunburst are equally magnificent.  The brilliant, metallic golden rutile crystals have a thin, elongated, needle-like acicular habit, while the hematite has a flat, platy surface.