Quartz With Rutile Inclusions
Ibitiara, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Cabinet, 12.1 x 10.2 x 5.7 cm
Ex. Richard Hauck
This is a stunning large rutilated quartz in unusually good condition, and with unuusally rich inclusions as well. If you hold it up to the light, or backlight it well, you can see not only a rich interior full of rutiles but a whole enclosed "rutile star" spray within, that would make for a very expensive lapidary piece if cut out and polished. These stars usually occur within more clear qurtz, but this one has a pleasing smoky hue that adds appeal. There is very minor edge wear to the rear of the termination and some damage on the small dsidecar crystal, but the main crystal is otherwise complete. This is an old specimen but even by today's standards, its very good in quality.