Anatase, Rutile
Matskorhae (Matskorhae), Odda, Hardangervidda, Hordaland, Norway
Thumbnail, 1.5 x 0.5 x 0.5 cm
A very sharp, doubly terminated anatase crystal from the Jaime Bird Collection. This pristine crystal has brilliant luster, is well-striated and is covered in micro rutile crystals. The mid-1970s Hamel Mining label states "Tysse" as the locality. Tysse is not a locality for anatase but a place-name of an area in the Community of Odda close to Hardangervidda where anatase is found. The label "Tysse" was probably given to keep the very locality a secret. This specimen looks very similar to those from the Matskorhae locality.