Hematite, Rutile
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Hematite, Rutile

Specimen # 200114
Mineral: Hematite, Rutile
Location: Novo Horizonte, Bahia, Brazil
Size: 4.5 x 3.8 x 0.6 cm


This is a spectacular hematite-rutile specimen, top calibre for the locality. The hematite crystal is complete, sharp and brilliantly lustrous, like a black mirror. The rutile, which has grown epitactically on the hematite, includes some robust terminations – this is very uncommon from Novo Horizonte, where the rutile is almost always fibrous or incredibly thin. In excellent condition, no damage. I note that the original label gives the locality name that was formerly used for these specimens (it changed when the local counties were reorganized). A wonderful Novo Horizonte piece from the John S. White collection.