2" RUTILE SUNBURST Shiny Golden Crystals Epitaxial on HEMATITE Brazil for sale

$400.00
Product Code: EB0815RHSUN4
Availability: In Stock
 
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Location Itibiara, Novo Horizonte, Bahia, Brazil
Size 2.0" x 1.6" x 0.7"
Suggested Stand A display square comes free with this specimen.

The golden rutile on this specimen 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 rutile needles have a thin, elongated, needle-like acicular habit, while the hematite has a flat, platy surface.  This superb specimen has no noticeable damage.