QUARTZ CRYSTAL RUTILE CHLORITE
Beautiful Himalayan Quartz Crystal Rutile Chlorite Inclusions. This crystal is an excellent example of Chlorite including well terminated and clear tip. The base of the crystal is mainly chlorite. It also features fine Rutile needles within the crystal between the Chlorite and Clear tip. This specimen has been mounted on a perspex pad for enhanced display. This is a great piece, totally natural, of course. A powerful healing crystal or excellent inclusion quartz specimen for the collector.
Two of these minerals Quartz and Titanium are used as the main components for making Solar Panels. Which makes me ask the question “Could a natural Rutilated Quartz Crystal generate electrical power under Sun light?”
Dhading District, Nepal, Himalayas.
5.6cm x 1.7cm x 1.4cm, 15g.
Quartz is the most common mineral found on the surface of the Earth. A significant component of many igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary rocks. This natural form of silicon dioxide is found in an impressive range of varieties and colours. There are many names for different varieties. Cryptocrystalline varieties of quartz are listed separately under chalcedony and include agate.
Rutile is one of the five forms of titanium dioxide found in nature. Titanium is three times stronger than steel. Weighing only 42% as much as Steel, making it a stronger and lighter metal. It is chemically inert under normal conditions, enabling its use in medical implants such as pacemakers. This non corrosive metal is able to withstand temperature extremes up to 1800 degrees C and has great strength. An outstanding high tech metal with amazing properties.
Chlorite: (Fe, Mg, Al)6(Si, Al)4O10(OH)8.
Chlorite is a general name for several minerals that are difficult to distinguish by ordinary methods. These minerals are all apart of the Chlorite Group of minerals. The chlorites are often, but not always considered a subset of the larger silicate group, The clays.
The general formula for chlorite is (Fe, Mg, Al)6(Si, Al)4O10(OH)8. There are several different minerals that are apart of the chlorite group of minerals. The above formula is only a generalization of the more common members of this group. In order to see a list of most of the chlorite group minerals with their respective formula.