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RUTILE - Gaston County

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Prod. Code: 2335

A somewhat amorphous rutile crystal from Chubb Mountain in northern Gaston County, North Carolina, a long closed high temperature high alumina deposit similar to Graves Moiuntain in Georgia, that once produced some fine rutile crystals, mostly in the 1960's to 70's.  Since then houses now cover the area.  This crystal has lustrous waxy complex outer surfaces where it grew into the host rock.  Given the lack of good crystal faces, this specimen is a likely piece for lapidary arts, the rutile has a nice red flash when polished, but it it still a decent display specimen and from an obscure locality.  Measures 1.5 x 1 x 1 inches ( 3.8 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm).