Quartz, Rutile
Bahia, Northeast Region, Brazil
Small Cabinet, 9.2 x 4.2 x 2.3 cm
This is a sharp, transparent quartz crystal in great condition (a couple of minor contacts) that is shot through with hair-like crystals of rutile - which you can clearly see due to the extreme clarity of the quartz. Under good light, these rutile crystals gleam like steel needles!