Rutile Photos
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Roger Weller, geology instructor     copyright 2010-R.Weller 

rutile crystals in quartz-5
Rutile is titanium oxide.  One of the crystal forms that it takes is that of slender
needles (acicular) embedded in large quartz crystals.  Its color can range from
yellow to red, reddish brown to black with a sub metallic luster. 


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Just credit photo to R.Weller/Cochise College.