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Rutilated Quartz History, Lore, Facts, Myths and Pictures

 

Quartz is the most common mineral on Earth. It is found in nearly every geological environment and is a component of almost every rock type.  It is also the most varied in terms of variety and color.  Quartz is a 7 on the Mohs' scale.

Rutile is a major ore of titanium, which is a metal used for high tech alloys. It often forms needle-like crystal inclusions inside quartz.  This form of quartz is known as rutilated quartz and it looks like small bars of imbedded gold.  Rutile is a 6 on the Mohs' scale.

Because of the difference in hardness between the two materials and because of the way rutile forms inside, this can be a difficult stone to attain a smooth surface without pits.

Folklore:

Brings forth each person's strengths, originality, aids sleep, relate to others.

rutilitated quartz

Rutilated Quartz Jewelry and Cabochons

Jewelry made with rutilated quartz.  A selection of free form cabochons and rough available for custom jewelry designs.

 

 

 

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