This rutile is 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 large double terminated rutile crystal with minor kyanite/hematite matrix attached. The crystal appears to have been partially altered or crushed in situ and then through a combination of processes held together. This piece measures 3 x 2 x 1 5/8 inches or 76 x 50 x 41 mm.