Rutile With Hematite
Novo Horizonte, Bahia, Brazil
Miniature, 6.0 x 3.0 x 0.3 cm
These absolutely stunning rutile crystals are nearly 6 cm in length, and shooting straight up from a platy hematite at the bottom, one of the more aesthetic specimens from this find I have seen. These are often sort of clunky, with jumbles of hematite and smaller rutiles. Specimens with good aesthetics are generally small ones. This one has size AND perfection! And it is robust enough, it can even be shipped. It is a mesmerizing thing in a case, looking manmade, not natural.