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1.8" Rutile Crystal Cluster with Quartz - Georgia
This specimen contains a rutile crystal cluster with a metallic-like appearance. Quartz crystals can be found seemingly wedged between the rutile crystals. The bottom of this specimen has been cut for aesthetic presentation.
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 known 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.