Rutile: Graves Mountain, Lincoln Co., Georgia, USA
Dimensions: 6.5 x 5 x 4.3 cm.
This excellent small cabinet-size specimen features several extremely lustrous, sharp, undamaged rutile crystals to 6.5 cm. The main rutile crystal, which is complete and undamaged all-around, is flanked by several smaller, very perfect rutile crystals to ~2 cm, which add a nice aesthetic element. This highly 3-dimensional specimen displays great from multiple sides and is in excellent condition with exceptional luster for the locality. Rutile crystals of this quality from Graves Mountain are not common, and this is a superb small cabinet-size example from this classic American locality which has produced the world’s finest rutile specimens. Annette Slade photo. Ex. David Smith Collection.