Rutile
Posted by: Raymond McDougall on 02.19.2021 | Filed under:

Rutile

Specimen # 200459
Mineral: Rutile
Location: Graves Mountain, Lincoln Co., Georgia, USA
Size: 7.3 x 5.0 x 3.8 cm

Description

This is a large rutile crystal! It is well defined, and although hard to make out in the photographs, it’s twinned. The crystal looks great from the display angle (first two photos), even though the backside is incomplete. The third photo is taken from above the crystal, looking down on the termination. The crystal has moderate lustre, and some internal red glinting under strong light. In good condition from the display side, some chipping low on the piece and a contact at upper left, backside. The size is quite something for rutile – the piece looks great from across the room.  From the Pete Richards collection, acquired in January 1987.

 

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