Rutile on Quartz
Posted by: Raymond McDougall on 06.12.2022 | Filed under:

Rutile on Quartz

Specimen # 201149
Mineral: Rutile on Quartz
Location: Diamantina, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 7.0 x 5.9 x 4.0 cm


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.