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Rutilated Quartz Origin & Physical Properties
Rutilated Quartz or Rutile Quartz is the name attributed to Quartz crystals that have inclusions of the needle-like mineral Rutile suspended within their crystal structure. Rutile is a mineral composed of Titanium dioxide. Rutile has an incredibly high refractive index, much higher than diamond. Rutile also has natural birefringence, which is when light waves are polarized into two wavelengths. Together, these natural properties produce an optical effect that is highly reflective and eye-catching. Rutile occurs mainly in clear to smoky quartz but is also occurs rarely in amethyst crystals. The color of the Rutile needle inclusions ranges from gold to red, black and more rarely green. In size they range from 0.1 mm up to 1 mm in diameter. Most of the commercial mining of Rutilated Quartz comes out of Brazil and India.
Quartz is a crystalline mineral composed of bonded silicon oxygen atoms that form in a tetrahedra framework. These pyramidal atomic structures form in patterns that belong to the trigonal crystal family. A perfect chemical structure of Quartz forms in a six-sided prism terminating in a hexagonal 6 sided termination at each end. when Quartz crystalizes into this form it is called ‘twinned’ or double-termination. It is the second most abundant mineral in Earth’s continental crust after feldspar.
|Chemical Composition||SiO2 (quartz), TiO2 (rutile)|
|Luster||Adamantine to submetallic|
|Fluorescence||Weak to distinct brownish red-green-yellow|
|Diaphaneity||Opaque, transparent in thin fragments|
|Metaphysical Effects||Motivation, will power, self-reliance, balance, cleansing, increase energy level|
Rutilated Quartz Healing & Metaphysical Properties
Rutilated Quartz are magical crystals with an inner-world that invites you to gaze in wonder. The titanium dioxide needles were known in ancient times as “the hairs of Venus”. The metaphysical properties of Rutile Quartz vary depending on the color of the inclusions.
Golden Rutile Quartz is an uplifting stone that uses the amplifying effects of Quartz to create a surge of positive energy for healing. The highly refractive properties of Rutile act like a mirror that reflects our deeper thoughts and emotions hidden within the subconscious. Golden Rutile can help to speed up the process of cleansing and purification. When you need a burst of energy, this gem is perfect for providing the boost.
Black Rutile Quartz brings a powerful grounding element to the clarifying and focusing energy of Quartz crystal. It bridges a connection of the root chakra to the rest of the etheric body, helping to balance one’s energies when you’re feeling out of sorts. Rutilated Black Quartz joins the clear light of pure crystal with the dark wonder of the mysterious.