Lustrous 2.2" Rutile Crystal - Georgia

This specimen contains a large, beautiful deep red-black rutile crystal with a metallic-like luster, on a rutile-pyrophyllite matrix. The rutile crystal looks to have minimal damage aside from some slight scuffing around the termination and a small chip. When in a well lit environment, slight red translucence can be seen throughout the faces of the crystal.

This specimen comes with a stand.

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.
Graves Mountain, Lincoln County, Georgia
2.2" long, 1.8" wide. Largest crystal is 2.2" long