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 central silver hematite crystal with sprays of epitaxial golden rutile crystals in a vee shaped formation.This piece measures approximately 2 3/4 x 1 1/4 x 1/4 inches or 70 tall x 32 across x 6 thick mm
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