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Mineral Specimen #6869    Rutialted Quartz with Epitaxial Rutile on Hematite

Novo Horizonte, Bahia, Brazil

3.8 x 3.4 x 3 cm
1.5 x 1.3 x 1.2 in


Ex. Luiz Menezes

An interesting specimen where the epitaxial Rutile is on the surface of the Quartz. This occurs in three places, on one side of the main crystal and two other places. It is unclear if the Quartz stopped growing at these points or if the Quartz cleaved along these planes. Under close examination, it appears both may have been the case in different places.

Condition: Fairly Good

Flaws: The main Quartz crystal is incomplete on the face of the termination above the face with the Rutile and Hematite.

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