Rutilated Quartz Crystal, Mineral Specimen

This Crystal is 1.75" tall 1.1" wide and .75' Thick. The back side of this crystal looks damaged but it is where the rutile entered the crystal. We have included a picture of the back
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SKU: RS-174
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Rutile or titanium oxide (TiO2) is a mineral that typically forms in long thin needles. Rutilated Quartz is a variety of Quartz Crystal containing impurities of Titanium Dioxide. Most varieties of transparent quartz, are valued most when they lack inclusions. But Rutilated quartz is transparent rock crystal with golden or red needles of rutile trapped inside, that create beautiful diverse patterns. Some have called it Venus’ Hair Stone. It is mostly used as a cabochon in jewelry and sometimes in carvings. This specimen if from Novo Horizonte Bahia, Brizal.