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Hematite & Rutile

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Hematite & Rutile

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Description
Locality: 
Cavradi, Grischun, Switzerland
Class: 
Combination
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
4.9 × 4.3 × 2 cm
Description

The specimen is outstanding; crystal size and the quantity of Rutile are more than remarkable. A main crystal in this dimension, still highly lustrous, in association with so much sparkling, intense red Rutile is among the very best quality and dimension for the locality. The specimen can be rotated in each angle, backside is not less attractive than front-display. No significant damages to report.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Hematite

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

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
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