Rutilated quatz

ETYMOLOGY: It comes from the Latin "rutilus" meaning shining.

CRYSTAL SYSTEM: Trigonal / tetragonal.


CLASS MINERAL: Oxides, quartz group.


FIELDS: Around the world, although the main deposits are in Brazil.


MINERALOGY: Rutilated Quartz consists of acicular crystals of rutile (acicular: Thin crystals shaped needles) that are within the quartz because their formation precedes the quartz crystals can be found in pegmatite (s igneous rock having a grain size of around 20 mm) in moderate or hydrothermally on slits temperature elevated temperatures.

READ MORE: There are three ways inclusions

⦁ The minerals that were formed before the quartz: Quartz crystals grow and "traps" And so the original form of the mineral is preserved, and
          These inclusions are called protogenéticas.

⦁ minerals and quartz grew at the same time (these are called syngenetic inclusions). The form of the minerals listed often deviates from typical habits and ways that develop during growth unhindered

⦁ Minerals may include another by exsolution (separation of two different mineral ore on cooling). These inclusions are called Epigenetic.

MYTHOLOGY: Rutilated quartz was known in antiquity as "Venus Hair" and then as "sagenita", was regarded as the sunlight captured by the stone and was helpful in cases of bringing light moods darkened. apparently it was also a healing stone cough.

PROPERTIES: It is said that is a stone that instills hope, openness, independence, and spiritual greatness. It is helpful for therapists and counselors, as filters the negative energy of the patient and at the same time sustains your energy field during treatment. Relieves fears, phobias, anxieties, rutilated quartz facilitates the development of new concepts of life.


CHAKRASCrown, sacral plexus.


USES: Meditation, collection, jewelery.

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