Mineral Specimen #6079 Rutilated Quartz, Rutile Epitaxial Growth on Hematite
Diamantina, Minas Gerais, Brazil
4.5 x 2.7 x 3.2 cm
A cluster of stout Quartz crystals with inclusions of needle like Rutile crystals. Although Rutialted Quartz is well known from Brazil, specimens from Diamantina are not commonly available and a bit different. The Rutile is a red/gold color and has grown in parallel orientations epitaxially from Rutile crystals. The two Hematite crystals at the center of the specimen have an unusual habit being composed of multiple, bladed crystals which merged together.
Flaws: Part of the largest Hematite crystal is missing. There is minor, slight chipping on some of the edges of the Quartz crystals.
This mineral is also found in the following galleries: Minerals From Brazil | Oxides and Hydroxides | Quartz | Minerals with Inclusions | Minerals Priced Between 100 and 199 Dollars