Mineral Specimen #4767 Rutile on Siderite with Muscovite
Cleveland Co., North Carolina
Long bladed crystals of red/brown Rutile on a bed of orange/brown Siderite crystals with books of green/gray Muscovite. Some of the Rutile crystals are reticulated twins. Although the color of the Rutile and the Siderite are similar, the Rutile stands out due to its high luster contrasting with the dull Siderite. The Siderite crystals are well formed, curved and rhombahedral. The Muscovite crystals are well formed and the books found on the side with the Rutile have a high luster (but not the ones on the opposing side).
Condition: Very Good
Flaws: Nothing Appreciable