7 x 4 x 4 cm
Novo Horizonte, Brazil
Measuring nearly three inches, this starburst of metallic rutile and hematite is sure to get the gears churning. With such a kinetic appearance, it is hardly a wonder that rutile (Titanium Dioxide) is the mineral responsible for the development of aircrafts. This stellate crystal group is a satisfying 2.75” long, with plenty of options for display angles. Each position offers a unique sense of this specimen’s architecture, with some very inspiring views on each. Golden rutile needles and mirror reflective black hematite plates are intergrown in what is known as an “epitaxial” crystal development. All science aside, these specimens make for some outstanding visual keepsakes, and always catch our eye when we see them.