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

  • $201.00$300.00
  • Mineral: Rutile
  • Product Code: EB1018RHSUN4
  • Availability: In Stock

Tags: 1.8 crystal needles of golden rutile growing from gray hematite brazil for sale, eb1018rhsun4, rutile

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.

Specifications
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.