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Rutile - 100 grams
Rutile - 100 grams
Rutile - 100 grams

Rutile - 100 grams

Regular price
$9.99
Sale price
$9.99

Locality: Czech Republic

  1. Color: Rutile's color can vary, but it is commonly golden, reddish-brown, black, or greenish-yellow. The color is influenced by impurities within the crystal structure.

  2. Hardness: Rutile has a Mohs hardness of 6 to 6.5, making it moderately hard. This means it can scratch glass and softer minerals, but can also be scratched by harder minerals.

  3. Clarity: Rutile can be transparent to opaque, depending on its form and the presence of impurities. In its transparent form, it can exhibit chatoyancy (the cat's eye effect) when cut into cabochons.

  4. Luster: Rutile typically exhibits a metallic to adamantine luster. Metallic luster refers to the shine of metals, while adamantine luster refers to the brilliant, sparkling luster often seen in diamond.

  5. Density: Rutile has a density ranging from 4.2 to 5.7 g/cm³, depending on its composition and structure.

  6. Metaphysical Properties: Rutile is thought to amplify the energy of other crystals and gemstones when included within them. It is believed to enhance spiritual communication and connection, aiding in meditation and intuitive processes.

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