Lustrous 1.9" Rutile Crystal Cluster - Georgia

 
 
This specimen contains a cluster of large deep red-black rutile crystal with a metallic-like luster. The rutile crystals looks to have few scuff marks, however, the visible terminations remained fairly well intact. When looking at the faces of the specimen in a well lit environment, the deep red translucence of these crystals, begin to show.

This specimen comes with a display base.

Rutile is an oxide mineral that is composed primarily of TiO2, although iron is a typical chemical variation. It comes in a wide variety of crystal forms, from lustrous metallic-like crystals, thin straw like crystals, to even deep red crystals with slight translucence. Rutile has also been know to form needle-like inclusion with other minerals, commonly forming with quartz. Rarer polymorphs of rutile (TiO2) include anatase and brookite, both of which have unique crystal structures.
FOR SALE
$115
DETAILS
SPECIES
Rutile
LOCATION
Graves Mountain, Lincoln County, Georgia
SIZE
1.9" long, 1.6" wide. Largest crystal is 1.5" long
CATEGORY
ITEM
#47861