Dims: 2.00x1.10x0.31" (5.08x2.80x0.79cm)
Wt: 0.67oz (19.1g)
Itamarandiba, Minas Gerais, Brazil
This is a piece of hematite with numerous reticulated twin crystals of rutile on both flat surfaces. The rutile crystals all share one of three orientations at 120 degree angles to each other. This property extends to the few crystals on the back side, which is either a coincidence or an indication of host aligned crystals on a single crystal of hematite. There is also a fragment of a clear quartz crystal attached to one end.