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Mineral Specimen #2473    Rutile Epitaxial Growth on Hematite

Novo Horizonte, Bahia, Brazil

Several hexagonal Rutile crystals are stacked on top of one of another. Each has epitaxailly oriented Rutile which has grown on the sides. The Rutile is nearly black with a mirror like luster. The largest crystals is a regular hexagon with a stop sign shape. The specimen is in fairly good conditon but some of the Hematite crystals are imcomplete.

3.1 x 2.1 x 1.5 cm


This mineral is also found in the following galleries: Minerals From Brazil | Oxides and Hydroxides | Minerals Priced Between 25 and 49 Dollars