Dims: 0.7 x 0.6 x 0.3" (1.8 x 1.4 x 0.8 cm)
Wt: 11 g w/ specimen box
Novo Horizonte, Bahia, Brazil
Several partial Rutile stars extend from the crystalline hematite base of this thumbnail specimen. The Rutile blades that make up the stars are in moderately good condition- many are broken and incomplete- and those that are intact have a reasonably good tetragonal bladed form, though intergrowth has warped most of them. Their golden color and bright, subadamantine/submetallic luster are standard for material from this locality. The hematite base shows some crystal form, but this is not well-defined due to its interaction with the Rutile. The piece is affixed inside a plastic thumbnail box with an adhesive putty.