This rutile on hematite is from Novo Horizonte 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 consists of a thick tabular hematite crystal with sprays of epitaxial golden rutile crystals growing off both sides. This piece measures approximately 2 1/4 x 1 5/8 x 7/8 inches or 57 x 40 x 22 mm.
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