Rutilated Quartz

Rutile occurs as an accessory mineral in a variety of igneous rocks, such as sagenite. andIt grows in schists, gneisses, metamorphosed limestones, and quartzites. This quartz is often known as Angel’s Hair because of the fine strands of titanium dioxide (rutile) that form within the crystal. Also known as grass stone.  When the rutile crystals are thin, they appear as brassy or coppery metallic threads. Rutilated quartz's pattern of criss crossing crystals suggest rapid communication and exchange of energy.  

Chemical composition SiO2 + TiO2
Color Clear with fine strands of yellow, needle like inclusions
Lustre Vitreous
Hardness 7
Crystal system Triagonal (quartz) tetragonal (rutile)
Origin Brazil, Europe, Asia
Healing properties*

Relaxes tense muscles, helps to knit damaged tissues together. Lightens heavy moods and helps us to see fixed ideas. Encourages us to make progress, no matter how tough life gets. Helps us to see beyond fixed ideas.

In crystal lore, this stone connects to the highest Angelic frequencies. Rutile strands create metaphysical links, such as portals, membranes with forces similar to electromagnetism.