Rutile comes in a surprising contrast of distinct habits and colors, making it a very interesting mineral. It has multiple unique crystal forms as well as several telltale colors, styles, and associations. Rutile can range from mirror-like metallic-looking crystals, to dark reddish sub-metallic crystals, to bright golden-yellow needles. It is found in igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary rocks throughout the world. Rutile also occurs as needle-shaped crystals in other minerals.
The energy aspects of Rutile promote strength and love. They facilitate transformation and growth in all areas of life. Rutile calms the mind and brings order in the mental body. This specimen is black to metallic in its appearance and color. In the sunlight, or under a light source, you can see variations of reddish-browns included in this specimen's notable striations.
Weight: 4 grams
Size: 1 and 1/2" x 1/8" x 1/8"