Dims: 2.1x2.0x1.3" (5.3x5.0x3.3cm)
Wt: 2.95 oz. (83.6g)
Novo Horizonte, Bahia, Brazil
Numerous golden rutile needles spread out of the hematite on this specimen. Most of the rutile is in several intergrown 6-rayed stars, none of which is complete. Most of the rutile crystals are damaged (it is so fragile that damage is nearly unavoidable), and there will undoubtedly be more broken needles of rutile in the shipment when it arrives in your care. The host rock is quartz, the hematite does not show crystal form, and appears to have a coating of goethite in the form of tiny stalactitic growths.