4 x 3 x 2 cm
Novo Horizonte, Brazil
Museum-grade collector specimen of golden hued rutile crystals with epitaxial growth of black hematite crystals. Novo Horizonte may be considered the best locality on the map for this type of mineral association. The overall look of these specimens conjures sci fi images of alien tech or modern art- and this piece shows that well. The sharp, golden, needle-like crystals of rutile burst out in divergent star patterns, while the black hematite crystals provide a home base, with these crystals also showing a metallic luster. A must-have for any fan of Earth’s fine art.