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Rutile On Iron Rose

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Rutile On Iron Rose

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Description
Locality: 
Cavradi, Curnera Valley, Grischun, Switzerland
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
2 × 2.7 × 1.5 cm
Description

The specimen is a classic for Switzerland. The most evident features are the brightness, the smoothness and sharpness of faces and edges, the presence of growth lines, and the epitaxial growth of red crystals of Rutile.

With a double terminated and gemmy quartz crystal.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Rutile

Formula: 
TiO2
Strunz: 
4.DB.05
Crystal System: 
Tetragonal - Ditetragonal Dipyramidal
Hardness: 
6.0 - 6.5
Type Locality: 
Rutile locality, Horcajuelo de la Sierra, Madrid, Spain

Iron Rose

Variety Of: 

Hematite

Formula: 
Fe2O3
Strunz: 
4.CB.05
Hardness: 
5.0 - 6.0
Hardness: 
0.0
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