Novo Horizonte, Bahia, Brazil
Splendid sprays of golden metallic rutile needles decorate a clear quartz crystal. The length of the crystal was seated upon the host rock, so the quartz is thinner than is typical. The back shows tiny hematite crystals and small areas of rutile outside of the quartz. Because the quartz rested so firmly on the matrix, one of the terminations is not complete. In addition to being a great specimen, it could also be used to create cabochon gems showing off the golden rutile.
2.00 x 0.80 x 5.00 cm