1" Lustrous, Deep-Red Rutile Crystal - Minas Gerais, Brazil

This is a 1" long, deep-red rutile crystal that was collected from Diamantina in Minas Gerais, Brazil. The rutile exhibits a brilliant luster and is in excellent condition.

The specimen has been mounted to an acrylic display base with mineral tack.

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.

FOR SALE
$35
DETAILS
SPECIES
Rutile
LOCATION
Diamantina, Minas Gerais, Brazil
SIZE
1" long
CATEGORY
ITEM
#209365