We were able to obtain an extremely rare and simply amazing find of clusters of Golden Rutile on Hematite from Novo Horizonte, Bahia, Brazil. We purchased these from a private collection and may never have these again once they are gone! This configuration is very unusual as the Rutile grows "epitaxally" on the Hemtite. The formations of these Rutile Needles is just beautiful and unique.Rutile is a Titanium Oxide mineral and these crystals are growing from a center cluster of shiny tabular metallic Hematite to create a beautiful sunburst of Golden Rutile. Twinning is common in Rutile crystals, with a cyclic twin forming that is comprised of six to eight "twins" arranged in a circular pattern. A Rutile Star is a formation of crystals of rutile in a six-rayed orientation. The crystals grow off a Hematite crystal and the oriientation is caused by its six rhombic faces.Caution: Natural Hematite may contain a very slight magnetic charge. Please check with your doctor before working with this crystal if you wear a pacemaker. Items marketed as "Magnetic Hematite" are not actually Hematite at all and should be avoided by those wearing a pacemaker. * Pictures represent variation in color quality. Please see product name for the actual quantity for this item.