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Rutile On & In Quartz

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Rutile On & In Quartz

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Description
Locality: 
Lochan na Lairige, Perthshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
3.2 × 1.8 × 1.8 cm
Description

Reflective rutile crystals contrasting well with the quartz host. A uncommon specimen from an uncommon Scottish locality.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Rutile

Formula: 
TiO2
Strunz: 
4.DB.05
Crystal System: 
Tetragonal - Ditetragonal Dipyramidal
Hardness: 
6.0 - 6.5
Type Locality: 
Rutile locality, Horcajuelo de la Sierra, Madrid, Spain

Quartz

Formula: 
SiO2
Strunz: 
4.DA.05
Crystal System: 
Trigonal
Hardness: 
7.0
Streak: 
White
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