Rutile, Pyrophyllite
Miniature, 5.0 x 4.5 x 4.2 cm
Champion Mine (White Mountain Mine), White Mountain, Laws, White Mts, Mono Co., California, USA

Mono rutiles are known for their flashy luster and sharpness, as seen in this isolated 1.3-cm crystal which has a sheen that is almost metallic in appearance. The faces flash like crazy! From the well-known California collection of Charles Hansen.