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Name:Rutilated Quartz
Derivation:From "rutilus" (Latin) reddish
Formula of rutile: TiO2
Description: The rutile is the lines inside the clear quartz. These are often golden.

Rutilated quartz is also called "Venus hair stone" and "fleches d'amour" (French for arrows of love).

Larger pictures of Rutilated Quartz:

This type of quartz has thin or thick threads of rutile inside it as inclusions.

These three specimens are polished (tumbled) which shows off the inclusions.

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Rutilated Quartz

This cluster of crystals also has a few inclusions of rutile in, but they are harder to see.

Rutilated Quartz

This is a piece of rutile.

Rutile