Rutilated Quartz Polished stone

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Description

a Polished Rutilated Quartz stone
from mindat – is a transparent Quartz with golden yellow Rutile inclusions that are in hairlike growths. Rutilated Quartz is one of the few gemstones desirable because of its inclusions.

Mineral Group  oxide
Composition  TiO2 + SiO2
Origin  Minas Gerais, Brazil
dimension (cm)  2.5x2x1.5
weight (g)  12
 Minas Gerais is a state in Brazil and its name translated into English means General Mines.

Rutile is named after Latin “rutilas” – golden red, alluding to its common colour, especially in transmitted light.

Golden-coloured rutile typically occurs in a slender acicular form. The small needles of rutile found in gems cause an optical phenomenon known as asterism. Asterated gems are known as “star” gems (Star sapphire, Star rubies, etc.).

Additional information

Weight 12 g
Dimensions 2.5 x 2 x 1.5 cm