Quartz With Rutile Inclusions (Unusual Tabular Form)
Novo Horizonte, Bahia, Brazil
Small Cabinet, 9.0 x 7.5 x 1.5 cm
This rutilated quartz is unusual in that the quartz itself has a tabular shape, like a flattened parallelogram almost, that we call "tabular." Tabular quartz is seen often from some locales, and is rare from others. From the rutilated quartz localities, I simply have not seen such a piece before. The rutile is rich and bright inside, and the piece has good color overall. The contrast of the spraying needles inside to the flat faces outside makes the specimen appealing, visually; but the knowledge of the rarity of the tabular, elongated quartz habit also adds a level of interest to me (and I would not care as much if it were bashed or incomplete - but this IS a terminated-all-around floater in good condition, too!).