Rutile Crystals Growing in Clear Quartz
Rutile (TiO2) is the name give to a family of chemically related stones. Rutile comes in red, brownish yellow, brown-red, yellow, greyish-black, black, brown, bluish or violet. It has a metallic luster and a hardness of 6-7 on the Mohs Scale. A specific gravity of 4.23 and forms according to a tetragonal crystal system. On occasions rutile will form inside Clear Quartz, also known as Rock Crystal which ranges from white (opaque) to clear (transparent), and belongs to the rock crystal family of stones. All rock crystals are composed of SiO2 They form according to a trigonal crystal structure, and have a hardness of 7 on the Mohs scale.
*As we are consistently receiving new stock in store our staff will intuitively choose the perfect item for you. All images are only an indication of what is available as no two stones are the same*