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QUARTZ RUTILATED POLISHED
THIS IS A PARCEL OF NATURAL RUTILATED STONES MINED IN BRAZIL. RULITE IS A MAJOR ORE OF TITANIUM, WHICH IS A METAL, USED HIGH TECH ALLOYS. IT OFTEN FORMS NEEDLE LIKE CRYSTALS INCLUSIONS INSIDE QUARTZ. THIS FORM OF QUARTZ IS KNOWN AS RUTILATED QUARTZ AND IT LOOKS LIKE SMALL BARS OF IMBEDDED GOLDEN NEEDLES.
RULITE IS A 6 MOHS SCALE AND BECAUSE OF THE DIFFERENCE IN HARDESS BETWEEN THE TWO MATERIALS AND BECAUSE OF THE WAY RULITE FORMS INSIDE, THIS CAN BE A DIFFICULT STONE TO ATTAIN A SMOOTH SURFACE WITHOUT PITS. RULITED QUARTZ HAS BEEN REFERRED TO HAVE CUPIDS DARTS, VENUS HAIR STONE AND FLETCHERS D’AMOUR.
Size of largest 18 x 13 x 7 mm app
Weight of parcel 31.40 cts app
The price of this material takes in to account the transparancy of the crystal and the formation of the needles
Quartz is the most common mineral on Earth. It is found in nearly every geological environment and is a component of almost every rock type. It makes up about 12% of the earth's crust, occurring in a wide variety of igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary rocks. It is also the most varied in terms of variety and color. Quartz is a 7 on the Mohs scale of hardness..
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