Rutile on Kyanite: Graves Mountain, Lincoln Co., Georgia, USA
Dimensions: 6.5 x 4.5 x 4.5 cm.
This fine specimen features a large, nearly 6.5 cm single rutile crystal with very bright luster and great form. 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. Minor natural contact points on the back of the crystal with the matrix material are not visible from the display side. 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.