Rutilated Quartz

Rutilated Quartz is an interesting variant of Quartz, heavily included with golden needle-like sprays of Rutile (Titanium). As Quartz can naturally occur quite clear, this can make a gorgeous display piece.

Most people refer to this material as Rutilated Quartz, although arguably a more correct term would be ‘Rutile in Quartz’ or ‘Rutile included Quartz’.

This material is almost always sold polished, to give you a better view of the insides of the crystal. Tumblestones are a very popular method of polishing it, but I have seen quite a lot of cut and polished eggs, crystal balls, etc. Rarely, it is cut for jewellery; I have a few cabochons but they are not common.

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Hazards and Warnings

Almost all rocks, minerals (and, frankly, almost all other substances on earth) can produce toxic dust when cutting, which can cause serious respiratory conditions including silicosis.

When cutting or polishing rocks, minerals, shells, etc, all work should be done wet to minimise the dust, and a suitable respirator or extraction system should be used.


Translations

As there is a good chance that the word ‘rutilated’ will not translate well to other languages, I have included translations for ‘rutile in quartz’ and ‘rutile included quartz’. 

Arabic:

  • خراب کوارٹج
  • کوارٹج میں روٹیل

Hindi:

  • रुटीलेटेड क्वार्ट्ज
  • क्वार्ट्ज में रूटाइल
  • रूटाइल में क्वार्ट्ज शामिल था

Portuguese:

  • quartzo rutilado
  • rutilo em quartzo
  • quartzo incluído rutilo

Bengali:

  • রুটিলেট কোয়ার্টজ
  • রুটাইল কোয়ার্টজ অন্তর্ভুক্ত

Indonesian:

  • rutil di kuarsa
  • rutil termasuk kuarsa

Punjabi:

English:

  • rutilated quartz
  • rutile in quartz
  • rutile included quartz

Italian:

  • quarzo rutilato
  • rutilo in quarzo
  • rutilo incluso quarzo

Russian:

  • рутилированный кварц
  • рутил в кварце
  • рутил включен кварц

French:

  • rutile en quartz
  • rutile inclus quartz

Japanese:

  • ルチルクォーツ
  • クォーツのルチル
  • ルチル入りクォーツ

Spanish:

  • cuarzo rutilado
  • rutilo en cuarzo
  • rutilo incluido cuarzo

German:

Korean:

  • 석영의 금홍석
  • 루틸 포함 석영

Thai:

  • ควอตซ์ไหมทอง

Gujurati:

  • રુટિલેટેડ ક્વાર્ટઝ

Mandarin and Traditional Chinese:

  • 金红石石英
  • 石英金紅石
  • 石英金红石

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