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RUTILE: TITANIUM DIOXIDE
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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