Rutile Photos
Cochise College               
Photos of Minerals
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Roger Weller, geology instructor

wellerr@cochise.edu     copyright 2010-R.Weller 


rutile crystals in quartz-6
Brazil
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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