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Rutile On Hematite

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Rutile On Hematite

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Description
Locality: 
Novo Horizonte, Bahia, Brazil
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
6 × 4.5 × 4 cm
Description

The crystals of rutile, which are brilliant yellow with golden reflections, have grown epitaxially on tabular hematite.

Beautiful !

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

Hematite

Formula: 
Fe2O3
Strunz: 
4.CB.05
Crystal System: 
Trigonal
Hardness: 
5.0 - 6.0
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