Quartz, Golden Rutilated, Side Drilled, 50 or 100 Gram Lot, Assorted Shapes & Sizes

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      Golden Rutilated QuartzSide Drilled, Assorted Shapes & Sizes    

This image is of a similar assortment of 100 grams of  Golden Rutilated Quartz.      

50 gram lots will be 50% less pieces.    

Millimeter sizes mentioned are a suggested range, not a guarantee. 

Quartz is a hard, crystalline mineral composed of silicon and oxygen atoms. Quartz is the second most abundant  mineral in Earth's continental crust, behind feldspar.

Rutilated quartz is a variety of quartz which contains acicular (needle-like) inclusions of rutile. An inclusion is any material that becomes trapped inside another mineral when it forms.  These inclusions mostly look golden, but they also can look silver, copper red or deep black. They can be distributed randomly or in bundles. They can be arranged in star patters, and they can be sparse or dense enough to make the quartz body nearly opaque. For most gemstones, inclusions reduce their value. Rutilated Quartz are valued for the quality and beauty of these inclusions. Each rutilated quartz stone features a unique pattern of inclusions, so no two gems are exactly alike.

Rutile Quartz is mined throughout the world with the best examples coming from Australia, Brazil, India, Madagascar, Pakistan, Russia, Spain, and the USA.

Gold Rutilated Quartz is a transparent Quartz with golden yellow rutile inclusions that are in hairlike growths. Rutile is a type of titanium dioxide mineral that sometimes contains large quantities of iron oxide. Higher concentrations of iron oxide produce gold and red needles while stones with lower content may have rutile inclusions that are darker.

Hardness 7

With side drilling, the hole is not visible on the front of the stone and the pendant can easily be hung on any beading wire. 

In most cases, Side Drilled is a little thicker than other pendants.

This is a natural stone that has had no treatment other than cutting, drilling, and polishing.