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    Rutile
    Graves Mountain
    Lincoln Co.
    Georgia, USA
    2.96 x 2.69 x 2.24 inches (7.53 x 6.85 x 5.69 cm)

    This Rutile is very distinctive, taking the form of large, blocky crystals with a metallic luster. Many, if not most, of the crystals required the application of razor blades to flake off thin coatings of a black mineral. Most of the crystals are twinned, giving rise to multiple faces and re-entrant angles. Few had any matrix as such, just traces of Kyanite blades. This piece has no accessory minerals. The metallic luster obscures visibility of the deep red reflections from internal fractures just under the surface of the crystals. Most, including this one, show some fracturing likely the result of damage incurred during mining operations.


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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    August, 2015
    13th Thursday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 4
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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