Natural rutilated quartz crystal contains rutile.
Rutile is the most common natural form of TiO2. Two rarer polymorphs of TiO2 are known:
- anatase (sometimes known by the obsolete name ‘octahedrite’), a tetragonal mineral of pseudo-octahedral habit
- brookite, an orthorhombic mineral
Rutile derives its name from the Latin rutilus, red, in reference to the deep red color observed in some specimens when viewed by transmitted light.
Rutile, when present in large enough quantities in beachsands, forms an important constituent of heavy mineral sands ore deposits. Miners extract and separate the valuable minerals (typically rutile, zircon, and ilmenite). The main uses for rutile are the manufacture of refractoryceramic, as a pigment, and for the production of titaniummetal. Finely powdered rutile is a brilliant white pigment and is used in paints, plastics, paper, foods, and other applications that call for a bright white color.
Rutilated Quartz is a conductor of energy
Powerful chakra cleansing stone
Psychic expansion, chakra alignment
Concentration and focus
Self-control, self-reliance, and determination
Brings happiness and healing
Rutilated Quartz aids in astral travel
Absorbs mercury poisoning