1.5" Gold Radiating RUTILE Needles EpitacticOn HEMATITE Crystals Brazil for sale

$400.00
Product Code: EB0915RHSUN4
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Location This is a very fine specimen of rutile on dark gray hematite - a formation mineralogists call epitaxial growth. The appearance is startlingly similar to rays of sunshine streaming out from behind a dark cloud. The rutile needles, which are the same mineral as is found in rutilated quartz, are thin, elongated, needles, while the hematite is a flat, platy surface. This material is unique to the mines in Novo Horizonte. This is a magnificent example of this extraordinary material, and it is much thicker than most sunburst specimens you see.
Size 1.5" x 1.2" x 0.8"
Suggested Stand A display square comes free with this specimen.

This is a very fine specimen of rutile on dark gray hematite - a formation mineralogists call epitaxial growth.  The appearance is startlingly similar to rays of sunshine streaming out from behind a dark cloud. The rutile needles, which are the same mineral as is found in rutilated quartz, are thin, elongated, needles, while the hematite is a flat, platy surface.  This material is unique to the mines in Novo Horizonte. This is a magnificent example of this extraordinary material, and it is much thicker than most sunburst specimens you see.