Rutile on Hematite from Novo Horzonte in Bahia


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This rutile on hematite is from Novo Horozonte in Bahia, Brazil. This locale is famous for the rutilated quartz and rutile on hematite specimens found there. Hematite and rutile are both oxides. This specimen consist of tabular, silver, hematite crystals with sprays of epitaxial, golden, rutile crystals. The rutile radiates around the perimeter of the hematite as well as on the crystal faces. This piece measures 1 3/16 x 1 1/16 x 1/2 inches or 30 x 27 x 12.5 mm.

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Weight5 oz

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