Rutilated Quartz contains reddish-brown and/or yellow rutile inclusions that grow in acicular, prismatic, slender strands that look like fine hairs or golden “needles” suspended inside clear quartz.
Rutilated Quartz is a quartz mineral made mainly of titanium dioxide. Natural rutile may contain up to 10% iron and significant amounts of niobium and tantalum.
Rutile has among the highest refractive indices of any known mineral and also exhibits high dispersion. One of its most outstanding physical properties is that is has a remarkably high refractive index which makes it to disperse plenty of light more than any other mineral known to mankind.
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