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.
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DETAILS
SPECIES
Rutile
LOCATION
Graves Mountain, Lincoln County, Georgia
SIZE
2.2" long, 1.8" wide. Largest crystal is 2.2" long
CATEGORY
ITEM
#47860