Rutile on Kyanite: Graves Mountain, Lincoln Co., Georgia, USA
Dimensions: 6 x 4 x 5.5 cm.
This excellent small cabinet-size specimen features an extremely lustrous, sharp, undamaged doubly-terminated 5 cm rutile crystal perched aesthetically on 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 has resulted in a specimen with wonderful display aesthetics and a very “aerial” crystal on 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.