Rutile (Var: Ilmenorutile)
Thumbnail, 1.9 x 1.5 x 1.4 cm
Unnamed W-Bi deposit, Lone Pine, Inyo Co., California, USA

An excellent thumbnail containing two complex, lustrous crystals with fine intergrown habit and terrific aesthetics. These were collected in the Sierras between 1969 and 1972 by Bob Raduenz, one of the finest and most knowledgeable field collectors in the country.