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Rutilated Quartz

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Bahia, Brazil
© 2003 John H. Betts




A variety of Quartz

Quartz shot through with needles of Rutile.

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Classification of Rutilated Quartz

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Other Names for Rutilated Quartz

Synonyms:
Venus' Hair Stone
Other Languages:
German:Rutilquarz
Simplified Chinese:发晶
金发晶
Traditional Chinese:髮晶
金髮晶

Other Information

Health Warning:Quartz is usually quite harmless unless broken or powdered. Broken crystals and masses may have razor-sharp edges that can easily cut skin and flesh. Handle with care. Do not grind dry since long-term exposure to finely ground powder may lead to silicosis.

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    Localities for Rutilated Quartz

    The map shows a selection of localities that have latitude and longitude coordinates recorded. Click on the symbol to view information about a locality. The symbol next to localities in the list can be used to jump to that position on the map.
    (TL) indicates type locality. ? indicates mineral may be doubtful at this locality. All other localities listed without reference should be considered as uncertain and unproven until references can be found.
    Australia
     
    • Northern Territory
      • Central Desert Shire
        • Harts Range (Harts Ranges; Hartz Range; Hartz Ranges)
          • Mt Riddock Station
    NT Mines + personal collecting
    • South Australia
      • Flinders Ranges
        • South Flinders Ranges
          • Peterborough
    Austria
     
    • Carinthia
      • Hohe Tauern
        • Ankogel group
          • Ankogel area
    R. Hasler Collection
        • Goldberg group
          • Große Fleiß valley
            • Hocharn
    R.Hasler
          • Kleine Fleiß valley
    Rudolf Hasler Collection
          • Tauern valley
    R. Exel: Die Mineralien und Erzlagerstätten Österreichs (1993)
    • Salzburg
      • Hohe Tauern
        • Habach valley
    A. Strasser: Die Minerale Salzburgs (1989)
    A. Strasser: Die Minerale Salzburgs (1989)
        • Hollersbach valley
          • Schafkopf (Schafkogel)
    R. Exel: Die Mineralien und Erzlagerstätten Österreichs (1993)
        • Rauris valley
          • Hüttwinkl valley
            • Grieswies - Krumlkeeskopf area
    Gerd Stefanik collection
    A. Strasser: Die Minerale Salzburgs (1989)
            • Krumlbach valley
    A. Strasser: Die Minerale Salzburgs (1989)
          • Seidlwinkl valley
    A. Strasser: Die Minerale Salzburgs (1989)
    • Styria
      • Koralpe
        • Modriach
          • Herzogberg
    Rocks & Min. 71(4):250
    • Tyrol
      • North Tyrol
        • Zillertal
          • Gerlos valley
            • Schönach valley
    Lapis 29(9):30 (2004)
          • Zemmgrund
    R. Exel: Die Mineralien und Erzlagerstätten Österreichs (1993)
    Belgium
     
    • Luxembourg Province
      • Bastogne
    Harjo Neutkens collection
    Brazil
     
    de Brito Barreto, S., & Bretas Bittar, S. M. (2010). Los depósitos de gemas de Brasil: localización, producción e impacto económico. Boletín de la Sociedad Geológica Mexicana, 62(1), 123-140.
    Van King
    P Cristofono collection
    • Minas Gerais
      • Iron Quadrangle
    [www.johnbetts-fineminerals.com]; Pomerene, J. B. (1984) Geology and ore deposits of the Belo Horizonte, Ibirite, and Macacos quadrangles, Minas Gerais, Brazil. USGS Professional Paper: 341-D
    [MinRec 20:230]
      • Mucuri valley
    No reference listed
    France
     
    • Brittany
      • Côtes-d'Armor
        • Plounévez-Quintin
          • Trémargat
    Germain C., Guillou A. (1988), Le Cahier des Micromonteurs, n°3, 3-7
    Kazakhstan
     
    [MinRec 32:42]
    Madagascar
     
    • Antananarivo Province
      • Vakinankaratra Region
        • Betafo District
          • Ambohimanambola Commune
    Wilson, W.E. (1989) The Anjanabonoina pegmatite, Madagascar. Mineralogical Record 20: 191-200
    Mexico
     
    Rocks & Min. 71(4):250
    Norway
     
    • Hordaland
    O.T. Ljøstad specimen and photo nr. 277437
        • Odda
    Knut Edvard Larsen MM-collection (#4102), obtained by trade
    http://home.broadpark.no/~torgrand/mineral.html
    Pakistan
     
    [www.thamesvalleyminerals.com]
    Russia
     
    • Urals Region
      • Middle Urals
        • Permskaya Oblast'
          • Gornozavodskii area
            • Ust'-Tiskos
    Igor Savin data
    Switzerland
     
    Rocks & Min. 71(4):250
    • Ticino (Tessin)
      • Maggia Valley
        • Bavona Valley
          • Monte Basòdino
            • Basodino glacier
    Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): "Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz", Verlag Wepf & Co. (Basel), p. 75-76
    • Uri
      • Reuss Valley
        • Göschenen
    Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): "Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz", Wepf (Basel), p. 330.
    UK
     
    • England
      • Cornwall
        • Wadebridge District
          • Tintagel
            • Treknow
    Goley, P. and Williams R. (1995) Cornish Mineral Reference Manual. Endsleigh Publications
    USA
     
    • Alabama
      • Chambers Co.
    Mineralogy of Alabama Geol Surv Ala. Bull 120
    Mineralogy of Alabama Geol Surv Ala. Bull 120
    Mineralogy of Alabama Geol Surv Ala. Bull 120
    Rocks & Min. 71(4):250
    • Alaska
      • Northwest Arctic Borough
        • Wiseman
    http://www.blm.gov/ak/st/en/prog/minerals/specimen.html#16
    • California
    Rocks & Min. 71(4):250
        • Oleta
    Eakle (1914) Minerals of California; Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 325.
      • El Dorado Co.
        • Claussenius
    Tony Charlton pers. comm. 2011
    Tony Charlton, pers. comm. 2011
      • Placer Co.
    Tony Charlton
    Tony Charlton
      • San Bernardino Co.
    Kunz, George Frederick (1901), Precious stones: Mineral Resources U.S., 1900: 763; Kunz, George Frederick (1905a), Gems, jewelers’ materials, and ornamental stones of California: California Division Mines Bulletin 37, 171 pp.: 70; Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 315; Rocks & Minerals (1996): 71(4): 250.
    • Colorado
      • Chaffee Co.
        • Turret District
    Pearl, 1958. Colorado Gem Trails & Mineral Guide
    • Connecticut
      • Fairfield Co.
        • Trumbull
          • Long Hill
    David Busha collection
    • Georgia
    Gems and Minerals of America- Jay Ellis Ransom-1974
    Gems and Minerals of America- Jay Ellis Ransom-1974
    Rocks & Min. 71(4):250
    • Idaho
      • Idaho Co.
        • Golden Area
    Ream, Lanny R. 2004. Idaho Minerals, 2nd edition, Revised and Updated
      • Valley Co.
        • Donnelly
    Ream, Lanny R. 2004. Idaho Minerals, 2nd edition, Revised and Updated
        • McCall
    R&M 70:4 pp 242-263
    Ream, Lanny R. 2004. Idaho Minerals, 2nd edition, Revised and Updated
    • Maine
      • Knox Co.
        • Saint George
          • Clark Island
    Morrill & Hinckley, 1959. Maine Mines & Minerals, Vol. 2
    • Maryland
      • Howard Co.
    Minerals of the Washington, D.C. Area
    • Nevada
      • Lyon Co.
    NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
    • New Hampshire
      • Carroll Co.
        • Conway
          • North Conway
    Rocks & Min 80:245
      • Cheshire Co.
        • Troy
    Nicolay & Stone (1967) Rocks & Minerals: A Guide For Collectors of the Eastern United States
      • Grafton Co.
        • Hanover
    Kunz, 1892. Gems & Precious Stones of N. America, p. 124.
    Rocks & Min 80:253
        • Orford
          • Cube Mountain (Cuba Mountain)
    Jackson, Charles (1844). Final Report on the Geology and Mineralogy of the State of New Hampshire.
      • Hillsborough Co.
    Nicolay & Stone. Rocks and Minerals: A Guide For Collectors of the Eastern United States, NY: A.S. Barnes & Co., 1967.
    Morrill, 1960. NH Mines & Mineral Localities, 2nd ed.
    Dale, 1908. The Chief Commercial Granites of MA, NH, and RI (USGS Bulletin 354)
    Morrill, 1960. NH Mines & Mineral Localities, 2nd ed.
        • Nashua
    Dale, 1909. Supp. Notes on the Granites of NH (USGS Bull. 430)
      • Sullivan Co.
    Rocks & Minerals (2005) 80:242-261 New Hampshire Mineral Locality Index
    Rocks & Minerals (2005) 80:242-261 New Hampshire Mineral Locality Index
    Nicolay & Stone (1967) Rocks & Minerals: A Guide For Collectors of Eastern United States
    • New York
      • Orange Co.
    Rocks & Min. 71(4):250
      • Suffolk Co.
        • Southold
          • Orient
    Alfredo Petrov field observations
    • North Carolina
      • Alexander Co.
    Rocks & Min. 71(4):248
    Kunz, 1892. Gems & Precious Stones of N. America, p. 125.
    Rocks & Min. 71(4):248
    Rocks & Min. 71(4):248
    Rocks & Min. 71(4):248
    Rocks & Min. 71(4):248
    Rocks & Min. 71(4):248
    Rocks & Min. 71(4):248
    Genth,F.A (1891) The Minerals Of North Carolina;USGS Bulletion No.74
    Pratt,Joseph Hyde.,(1933) Gems and Gem Minerals of North Carolina : American Mineralogist,Vol.18,No.4,April,1933
      • Lincoln Co.
    Gems and Minerals of America-Jay Ellis Ransom-1974
    Rocks & Min. 71(4):248
    Ref: Gems and Minerals Of America- Jay Ellis Ransom-1974
    Rocks & Min. 71(4):248
    Rocks & Min. 71(4):248
    • Oklahoma
      • Comanche Co.
    R&M 72:4 pp 252-264
      • Johnston Co.
    R&M 72:4 pp 252-264
    R&M 72:4 pp 252-264
    R&M 72:4 pp 252-264
    Jay Ellis Ransom,1974,Gems and Minerals of America
    • Pennsylvania
    Rocks & Min. 71(4):250
      • Lancaster Co.
        • Paradise Township
    Mineralogy of Pennsylvania-1922; Samuel S. Gordon, pg. 206
    • Rhode Island
      • Newport Co.
        • Tiverton
    Michael W. Kieron collection
      • Providence Co.
        • Burrillville
          • Pascoag
    Miller, C. E. (1971) "Rhode Island Minerals and Their Locations," University of Rhode Island, Kingston.
        • North Smithfield
    Michael W. Kieron collection
      • Washington Co.
        • Charlestown
        • Westerly
          • Bradford
    No reference listed
    • South Carolina
    Rocks & Min. 71(4):250
    • Texas
      • Hudspeth Co.
        • Sierra Blanca Peaks
    Am Min 72:1122-1130
    • Vermont
      • Rutland Co.
        • Mount Tabor
    Matthew Lambert
      • Washington Co.
        • Barre
    Nicolay & Stone (1967), Rocks & Minerals: A Guide For Collectors of the Eastern US
    No reference listed
    Nicolay & Stone (1967), Rocks & Minerals: A Guide For Collectors of the Eastern US, p.179
      • Windham Co.
        • Dummerston
    Morrill & Chaffee, 1957. VT Mines & Mineral Localities
      • Windsor Co.
        • Rochester
    Nicolay & Stone (1967), Rocks & Minerals: A Guide For Collectors of the Eastern US
    • Virginia
      • Amelia Co.
    Kunz, 1892. Gems & Precious Stones of N. America, p. 125.
    D. M. Schlegal (1959) Gem Stones of the United States. USGS Bulletin 1042G
      • Appomattox Co.
    Minerals of Virginia 1990 by R. V. Dietrich
    Minerals of Virginia 1990 by R. V. Dietrich
      • Carroll Co.
    Mertie, John Beaver, Jr. (1959) Quartz crystal deposits of southwestern Virginia and western North Carolina. USGS Bulletin: 1072-D
    Minerals of Virginia 1990 by R. V. Dietrich
      • Henry Co.
    Minerals of Virginia 1990 by R. V. Dietrich
    • Washington
      • Okanogan Co.
    Rocks & Min. 71(4):250
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