Rutile Crystals from the Graves Mountain Mine


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These rutiles are from the Graves Mountain Mine in Lincoln County, Georgia, USA. This open pit operation was mined for the recovery of kyanite. It contains 36 different mineral species and is famous for the world class rutile specimens found there. It is an oxide mineral that contains the elements Ti and O.  This specimen consists of a mixed matrix of hematite, kyanite and mica that hosts several rutile crystals. The largest crystal measures  11 mm across. All the rutile crystals have a mirror luster. This piece measures 2 5/8 x 1 3/4 x 1 5/8 inches or 67 x 45 x 41 mm.

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Weight9 oz