Rutile, Hematite
Miniature, 4.8 x 3.7 x 1.9 cm
Binn Valley, Wallis (Valais), Switzerland
Gemmy, deep wine-red rutile crystals epitaxial and aesthetically scattered on thick, lustrous, gray hematite blades on this very well-formed CLASSIC from the famed Binn Valley of Switzerland. This very showy and excellent, two-sided specimen is certainly dominated by the beautiful, large, 1.2 cm rutile crystal on one side. Ex. Dr. Gary Hansen Collection and not seen since the early 1980s.