A super lattice of reticulated rutile crystals on quartz. These rutile crystals are deep red-brown, and they have bright lustre. The quartz upon which the rutile crystals are sitting has etching patterns (visible under magnification) – the rutile crystal lattice was exposed by this etching event, and some small quartz crystals that formed in conjunction with this etching event are visible under magnification. A beautiful reticulated rutile from the John S. White collection.
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