5 x 3.5 x 2 cm
Novo Horizonte, Brazil
Sharp, golden rutile needles with an epitaxial intergrowth of crystalline hematite from the well known Novo Horizonte deposit in Ouro Preto, Brazil. The rutile needles are straw-like in appearance, and form together in divergent groups. The gold color of the rutile is met with the abrupt contrast of shiny black hematite, providing a sleek and artistic design of metallic oxides. Rutile is composed of titanium dioxide, which was the material first used to construct aircrafts. Inspire your home with the rutile star, and take a flight of your own.