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Rutilated Quartz Brazil (Tumbled) 10 pound
Rutilated Quartz Brazil (Tumbled) 10 pound

Rutilated Quartz Brazil (Tumbled) 10 pound

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Locality: Brazil

Rutilated quartz is a unique variety of quartz characterized by the presence of needle-like inclusions of rutile within the crystal structure.

  1. Color: The base color of rutilated quartz is usually clear or transparent, but it can also be found in various shades of smoky gray, brown, or black, depending on the amount and distribution of rutile inclusions. The rutile inclusions themselves often appear golden, reddish-brown, or black.

  2. Hardness: Rutilated quartz has a hardness of 7 on the Mohs scale, which makes it relatively durable and suitable for use in jewelry.

  3. Clarity: Rutilated quartz can range from transparent to translucent, depending on the amount and density of the rutile inclusions. In some specimens, the inclusions may be so abundant that they create a cloudy or opaque appearance.

  4. Luster: Rutilated quartz typically exhibits a vitreous or glassy luster on its surface. The rutile inclusions can sometimes create a metallic or iridescent sheen within the crystal.

  5. Density: The density of rutilated quartz varies depending on factors such as the composition of the quartz and the density of the rutile inclusions. On average, it has a density ranging from approximately 2.65 to 2.75 grams per cubic centimeter.

  6. Metaphysical Properties: Rutilated quartz is thought to enhance the energy of other crystals and promote spiritual growth and development. It is believed to clear negative energy and facilitate mental clarity and focus.

Photos have not been edited or altered, just taken in different daylight conditions to show the variation in color. Pieces held in hand to help with scale and does not necessarily represent 1 pound. Specific pieces photographed may no longer be available.