SVP05 Rutile on Hematite
Novo Horizonte, Bahia, Brazil
6.6x 6.4x 2.2 cm

A very beautiful and unusually symmetrical example of this extremely fragile material from Brazil.  These are by no means hard to obtain, but I rarely see one symmetrical or undamaged enough to temp me into buying it.  This one had an excellent star-like appearance, with the golden rutile needles growing epitaxially on a group of hematite crystals.   Setting this piece apart even further, the hematite crystals are even terminated on the bottom.

When I ship this, it will be glued into a plastic base, and you will have to use acetone or rubbing alcohol to free it.  It *must* be shipped with full insurance, and I would prefer to only mail within the US. 

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