Rutile

Windhoek Rural, Khomas Region, Namibia
Ex. Kurt Hefendehl
Small Cabinet, 5.9 x 3.5 x 3.2 cm
Start Time: 11/26/2022 7:00:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 12/01/2022 6:30:00 pm (CST)
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Item Description

Quite large for the region, this Rutile crystal has the typical growth pattern for many of the Rutiles from Windhoek. Striated, with a high luster, parts of the surface are hollowed out. These hollows, and elsewhere, are encrusted by Limonite, which provides an interesting visual and mineral contrast. This is a good, representative Rutile for this area, which includes the famous Onganja Mine.