Rutile on Kyanite: Graves Mountain, Lincoln Co., Georgia, USA
Dimensions: 5 x 3.3 x 2.7 cm.
This excellent specimen features a large ~4.2 cm, extremely lustrous, sharp, undamaged rutile crystal with minor iron-stained kyanite matrix. This highly 3-dimensional specimen displays great from multiple sides and is in excellent condition with exceptional luster for the locality. Expert specimen preparation has resulted in a specimen with wonderful display aesthetics and a very “aerial” crystal on minor matrix. Rutile crystals of this quality from Graves Mountain are not common, and this is a superb example from this classic American locality which has produced the world’s finest rutile specimens. Annette Slade photo. Ex. David Smith Collection.