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RUTILE: TITANIUM DIOXIDE<br />
TiO2<br />
Crystal & Quartz inclusion. Ore of Titanium & source of TiO2<br />
Twinned prismatic crystal: tetragonal-ditetragonal bipyramidal. Slender rutile hairs penetrate quartz crystals by replacement & are called "fleches d'amour" or Venus hairstone.

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RUTILE: TITANIUM DIOXIDE
TiO2
Crystal & Quartz inclusion. Ore of Titanium & source of TiO2
Twinned prismatic crystal: tetragonal-ditetragonal bipyramidal. Slender rutile hairs penetrate quartz crystals by replacement & are called "fleches d'amour" or Venus hairstone.

Copyright:© 1988 Michael Dalton - Fundamental Photographs

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