Large Rutile and Hematite Crystals

Large Rutile and Hematite Crystals

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Length 3 inches
Height 2.5 inches
Weight 119

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Rutile is one of the few sources for titanium-dioxide in nature. Named from the Latin word for red, Rutile is often a golden or reddish color and forms acicluar (slender, circular) crystals. Rutile grows epitaxially on the Hematite crystals. Epitaxy is the growth of a crystal on the surface of another mineral which has the same stuctural orientation. The beautiful arrangement of golden Rutile needles spreading outward from the dark Hematite is sometimes described as as a sunburst.