• Rutile (twin)
  • Rutile (twin)
  • Rutile (twin)
Oxides and Hydroxides

Rutile (twin)

$1,750.00   €1,492  £1,270.00 approx.  

This specimen is priced in US dollars, all other prices are approximate.

ID: CC21241
Mention Graves Mountain and just one mineral comes to mind, Rutile.  Situated in Lincoln County, Georgia, USA, this hillside quarry worked a Quartz-Sericite-Kyanite-Pyrite deposit for Kyanite.  Although 36 species are recorded for the location, it is the magnificent Rutile for which is has become world famous.  This is a beautiful and spectacular miniature with a fabulous, near-equant 1.6 x 1.6 x 2.0 cm lustrous metallic Rutile twinned crystal perched on a matrix of Goethite.  The Goethite forms a bladed honeycomb structure which includes a patch of colourful iridescent goethite.  The Rutile is sharply well crystallised, appearing almost black, but with hints of deep clove towards the edges of certain faces.  A terrific example of twinned Rutile from Graves Mountain.

Details

Dimensions
4.2 × 4.6 × 3.5 cm
Categories
Oxides and Hydroxides
Locality
Graves Mountain, Lincoln County, Georgia, USA, North America

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Rutile

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