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BCR420 Rutilated Quartz

BCR420 Rutilated Quartz


Here’s a fabulous new item, High Quality Rutilated Quartz from Brazil. They have exceptional clarity and are loaded with gorgeous golden Rutiles. They range from 2″ to 2 1/2″ and are rare to see such a high quality in this collection of rock. They are great for making cabochons and this batch weighs 1.4lbs.

MOHS hardness scale of  7

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Quartz is the second most common mineral in the Earth’s continental crust.  It is mainly composed of Silica or Silica based minerals.  Although Quartz is known by a variety of names, the most important distinction between types of Quartz is that of macro-crystalline, individual crystals visible to the unaided eye, and micro-crystalline, where aggregates of crystals are only visible under high magnification.  There are many forms of Quartz including Chalcedony, Amethyst, and Citrine.

Rutile is a mineral composed primarily of Titanium Dioxide. Rutile has among the highest refractive indices of any known mineral and also exhibits high dispersion. Rutile is known to contain up to 10% Iron as well as significant amounts of Niobium and Tantalum. Rutile creates small needles within crystals that can be seen when held up to light.

Additional information

Weight1.50 lbs
Dimensions3 × 5 × 2.5 in

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