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 interpenetrating crystals of hematite and elongated rutile crystals. The rutile displays epitaxial growth on the hematite crystals. This piece measures approximately 2 x 1 x 3/4 inches or 50 x 25 x 19 mm.
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