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Rutile

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Rutile

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Description
Locality: 
Kinyanfumbe, Eastern Province, Zambia
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
2.1 × 1.8 × 1 cm
Description

A neat little specimen of rutile from Kinyanfumbe, Zambia. This nice little specimen has several crystals perched on a Limonite matrix. The main crystal has some schoolbook examples of twinning at the top and bottom of the crystal. This exact specimen and photo was “Photo of the Day” on MinDat on the 12th of July 2019. The buyer of this specimen will get the full res image for free.

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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
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