5 x 3 x 2.2 cm
Novo Horizonte, Brazil
Radiant… luminous… stellate… this specimen of rutile and hematite from Belo Horizonte, Brazil is all that and more. Measuring 2”, this prominent display piece is richly mineralized with decadent golden needles of rutile with a contrasting matrix of platy black hematite crystals. Burst-like bundles of rutile nucleate on a central body of black hematite, lending some metallic contrast to the golden rutile. This aesthetic piece is flower like in its radiating habit, and is absolutely not to be missed. A divine spray like this only comes once in a blue moon.