Thumbnail, 2.3 x 1.3 x 1.0 cm
Hiddenite, North Carolina, USA
Ex. Marilyn Dodge

I have photographed many rutiles, but of all of them this is certainly one of the most aesthetic and pleasing to the eye. It is complete all around, fairly thick and sturdy, and just mesmerizing in person for the striated complexity of the cluster. This Rutile has a beautiful luster and wonderful architecture. The crystals are also thick and strong, which is a nice change from the many delicate specimens that are more common. BETTER In PERSON!