Rutile

Rutilated Smoky Quartz

Rutile is a titanium oxide, with the chemical formula

TiO
2

Rutile has a tetragonal crystal structure

 

 

 

Physical Properties of Rutile

Lustre: Adamantine, Metallic
Diaphaneity (Transparency): Transparent
Colour: Blood red, brownish yellow, brown-red, yellow, greyish-black, black, brown, bluish or violet
Streak: Greyish black, pale brown, light yellow
Hardness (Mohs): 6 - 6½
Hardness (Vickers): VHN100=894 - 974 kg/mm2
Tenacity: Brittle
Cleavage: Distinct/Good
{110} distinct, {100} less distinct; and, {111} in traces.
Parting: On {092} due to twin gliding; also on {011}.
Fracture: Irregular/Uneven, Conchoidal, Sub-Conchoidal
Density (measured): 4.23(2) g/cm3
Density (calculated): 4.25 g/cm3

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Energetic Properties of Rutile

Key Words: Attunement, amplification, acceleration, expanding awareness, quickening manifestation
Chakras: All
Physical: Aids digestive system, helps overcome addictions
Emotional: Inspires active, enthusiastic engagement with life; dispels passivity
Spiritual: Enhances meditative journeying, dream recall, link with realms

 

 

 

 

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