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 consists of a mix of interpenetrating crystals of hematite and elongated rutile crystals. The rutile displays epitaxial growth on the hematite crystals as well as randomly oriented growth. This piece measures approximately 2 x 1 1/4 x 1 1/8 inches or 50 x 32 x 28 mm.
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