Ilmenorutile (very rare – superb thumbnail) - Mawchi Mine, Bawlake District (Bawlakhe District), Kayah State, Myanmar (Burma)

$800.00

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For reference, Ilmenorutile is no longer a valid species, and is now defined as an Nb-bearing variety of Rutile. You'll see references to either Nb-bearing Rutile or Ilmenorutile in older literature, and these terms are now interchangeable with regard to defining the material.

With that said, this is the first and only piece of Ilmenorutile that I've seen from Myanmar. It was identified by XRD analysis by John Attard. It is a stellar thumbnail and nearly a complete "floater" (!) as it's literally crystallized on every side, but I can see one tiny nick / point of attachment on the base, so it's not 100% pristine. The color is a muted steel-grey hue, with an almost slightly reddish metallic overtone. I love the morphology of the crystals, they are blocky and sharp (especially for the material) and show eye-catching striations.

Locality: Mawchi Mine, Hpasawng Township, Bawlake District (Bawlakhe District), Kayah State, Myanmar (Burma)

Specimen Size: 2.2 x 2.1 x 1.3 cm (thumbnail)

Specimen #BURMA22114

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