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COPPER RUTILE QURTZ
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Nature of Material: quartz is a mineral species; hexagonal (trigonal) Crystal system; chemical composition SiO2  

Appearance: Transparent to opaque nearly an colors; also see following entries on Amethyst, Citrine, and Tiger’s-Eye 

Phenomena: iridescence, asterism, Aventurescence; also see Tiger-'s-Eye for chatoyant varieties
 
Variety and Trade Names
ROCK CRYSTAL - transparent colorless 
SMOKY QUARTZ OR CAIRNGORM - transparent light to dark brown; sometimes nearly opaque black (called Marion)
ROSE QUARTZ- semitransparent to translucent pink, often very light in tone.
AVENTURINE QUARTZ - translucent to opaque quartzite showing glittery reflections (aventurescence) from included crystals of another mineral; most aventurine quartz seen in jewelry is green, although it also occurs in gray. and yellow to brown colors 
RUTILATED QUARTZ - see Sagenitic quartz 
SAGENITIC QUARTZ (sometimes called Sagenitic) - general term referring to transparent quartz (usual1y rock crystal) containing eye-visible needle-like inclusions, such as golden rutile, or dark tourmaline or actinolite needles; often specified according to the type of inclusions contained – rutilated quartz, Tourmalinated quartz, for example; fanciful desig-nations like Cupid's darts, fleches d'amour, Venus hair stone, Thetis hair stone, and cat's-fur quartz were also applied to Sagenitic quartz.
DUMORTIERITE QUARTZ - translucent to opaque dark blue to violet, colored by Dumortierite inclusions
MILKY QUARTZ - translucent to opaque white to very light gray; also occurs semitransparent with a bluish cast 
STAR QUARTZ - rose quartz, or grayish or mill{y quartz showing asterism (generally 6 rays); also called asteriated quartz
 
 
 
Identification
Misnomers
Herkimer diamond, Arizona diamond, Arkansas diamond, Alaska diamond, Cornish diamond, etc. 
Rock crystal smoky topaz, burnt topaz, Scotch topaz - smoky quartz California lapis - Dumortierite quartz 
Moonstone - semitransparent milky quartz 
Indian jade - green aventurine quartz

Typical Size Range: 1 - 20 ct; faceted stones over 1000 ct are known 
Typical Cutting Styles: faceted, cabochons, carvings, depending on the variety

Identification 
Optic Character: DR uniaxial positive or AGG (depending on variety)
Refractive Index: 1.544-1.553 (very constant) 
Birefringence: .009 (may not be detectable in aggregate varieties) 
Dispersion: .013 
Specific Gravity: 2.66 (+ .03. -.02) 
Polish Luster: vitreous 
Fracture: conchoidal to uneven or granular (in aggregates) 
Luster: vitreous 
Cleavage: none 
Hardness: 7 
Toughness: good 

Identifying Characteristics
color zoning, twinning, liquid, 2-phase, and 3-phase inclusions, negative crystals, may show bull's-eye or Airy's spiral optic figure. Sagenitic quartz - prominent needle-like inclusions star quartz - contains many tiny inclusions and may have a foil backing to enhance color and star Aventurine quartz - flake or platelet inclusions that cause the aventurescence Dumortierite quartz - strongly pleochroic blue dumortierite inclusions.

Availability: Plentiful to scarce, depending on the variety; quartz is the most common mineral species in the earth's crust. Public Recognition: rock crystal, rose quartz - familiar; smoky quartz - familiar, but frequently confused with topaz; others - unfamiliar 
 
 
 
Birthstone Designation
Birthstone Designation(s): rock crystal - Monday smoky - November, 1:00 am 

Major Source: Brazil. Others: Germany, Hungary, India, Iran, Japan, Madagascar, Mexico, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Scotland, Spain, Switzerland, Uruguay, US, USSR 
Recommended Disclosures: Advice when treated or treatment is a possibility.
 
 
 
The Meaning Of Rutilated Quartz

Rutilated Quartz -The stone to boost the immune


While most varieties of transparent quartz are valued most when they lack inclusions, some varieties are valued chiefly because of inclusions! The most popular of these is known as rutilated quartz. Rutilated quartz is transparent rock crystal with golden needles of rutile arrayed in patterns inside.
Every pattern is different and some are breathtakingly beautiful. The inclusions are sometimes called Venus hair. Less well known is a variety called Tourmalinated quartz which, instead of golden rutile, has black or dark green tourmaline crystals. 


Mystical 
Rutilated quartz is also purported to enhance mental and physical stability, self-reliance, and meditation on feminine ideas. It is reputed by intuitive and folklore to diminish fears, depression and issues with decision-making. Rutile is said to intensify the metaphysical properties of its host quartz crystal (see the metaphysical properties of rock crystal or smoky quartz). Rutilated quartz is also said to enhance one's understanding in difficult situations, thus facilitating timely and appropriate solutions. It is also said to relieve depression and loneliness, and to help provide new direction and enhance creativity. 
In the psychic and spiritual realms, rutilated quartz is used for meditation, spiritual communications, and dream work. It is particularly good for seeking higher spiritual experiences and meditation on feminine ideas. Rutilated quartz is also used metaphysically to deflect negative energies and unwanted energetic, psychic, and magical interferences.


Healing 
Rutilated quartz is said to assist with tissue regeneration, assimilation of nutrition, and slow the advancement of aging. It is also said to boost the immune system and treat respiratory illness. Rutilated quartz is also a mystical crystal "diagnostic tool" which can help discover the true cause of an ailment. Rutilated quartz is said to slow down the aging process and to help strengthen the immune system. It is also said to be a strong healer and to be helpful in recovering from radiation exposure. 
Physically, rutilated quartz is said to be beneficial for food disorders, the immune system, regeneration of tissue, fatigue, depression, respiratory illness, stability of all physical systems and general health, and absorption of nutrients from food. It is also reputed by intuitive sources to be helpful for getting energy moving in meridians and areas where the physical energy is sluggish. Rutiliated quartz is also a mystical crystal "diagnostic tool" which can help discover the true cause of an ailment. 


Magical 
Energy: Projective 
Rutilated quartz is an energy stone, and can be worn during magical rituals or placed on the stone altar o increase the effectiveness of the ritual and the magic process. 


Zodiac 
Associated with Taurus and Gemini zodiac signs. 

Chakra
Rutilated quartz is associated with the 3rd, Solar Plexus Chakra, and is sometimes considered a link between the 1st, Root or Base Chakra and 7th, Crown Chakra chakras, which in turn will help to energize the Kundalini energy. 
Rutilated quartz said to be particularly effective for getting things moving energetically. It can help slowed chakras return to normal spin and balance.


HINDI NAME – Copper Rutile Quartz TAMBRA BAL BILLORE





 
 
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