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Rutilated Quartz

By BarbaraR
Hi all,
This is a special crystal in my collection.
Rutilated quartz.
'Rutile' derives from the the Latin rutilus, red, which the
fine hair like inclusions often are.
However, in quartz, the rutile enclosures are sometimes also
present in brown and greyish hues.
They are made of a form of Titanium I believe.
No two stones will ever be alike.
There is such a high degree of light refraction it was hard
to achieve a clear photo !
Very grateful for all the C&C's on my last rock entry.
Barbara Smile

Tags: Macro Rock Geology Wildlife and nature Rutilated Quartz

Voters: ringyneck, gary_d, CarolG and 22 more


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Comments


gary_d Plus
8 576 13 Wales
2 Feb 2012 9:41AM
You have managed to show all the detail right through the stone so well done you. - gary

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CarolG Plus
9 195 18 Greece
2 Feb 2012 9:42AM
This is a beauty, Barbara, wonderful detail, you have a most interesting collection. Carol
gingerdelight 10 298 11 United Kingdom
2 Feb 2012 9:45AM
Oh wow! What a beautiful crystal! I love this and your capture is excellent!
Carol
CaroleS Plus
6 420 3 United Kingdom
2 Feb 2012 10:08AM
You have captured this amazing crystal extremely well and the info on it is fascinating - Carole
Fefe Plus
4 23 31 United Kingdom
2 Feb 2012 10:30AM
Terrific sharp, detailed image BarbaraGrin
Diane
User_Removed 6 48 1 United Kingdom
2 Feb 2012 11:25AM
Super image, Nature in all it's beauty.
Alf.
susanbarton 8 11 1 United Kingdom
2 Feb 2012 11:35AM
I have never seen a stone like this, great shot of it

Susan
mhfore 9 6 176 England
2 Feb 2012 12:07PM
Good close up work again Barbara. Now, is crystal worth alot of money? if it is and you've got loads of it will you marry me?. Not that after the money you understand. Wink

L&K's

Martin
ugly Plus
8 9 57 United Kingdom
2 Feb 2012 12:12PM
A lot of detail nice textures..
Good colours...
Very nice work....
Dave
Richsr Plus
9 90 223 England
2 Feb 2012 12:15PM
Not easy to capture this type of subject as the angles give the light chance to reflect directy into the lens, so done a good job here
Regards Richard
BarbaraR Plus
10 16 1 England
2 Feb 2012 12:59PM

Quote:Good close up work again Barbara. Now, is crystal worth a lot of money? if it is and you've got loads of it will you marry me?. Not that after the money you understand. Wink

L&K's

Martin



Grin Oh Martin, sorry to disappoint you, but another
nabbed me many years ago for my valuable crystal collection ! lol.

Thanks to you and everyone so far,
B. x Smile
2 Feb 2012 1:43PM
nice one!
EMJAYCEE Plus
7 9 10 England
2 Feb 2012 10:52PM
Pin sharp - a lovely image. Really enjoyed seeing your collection although my knowledge is somewhat limited.Sad
Joan.
cantona43 Plus
11 924 4 England
3 Feb 2012 12:27PM
a super still life catching the detail through the glass
Neil
RonnieAG Plus
6 153 116 Scotland
6 Feb 2012 10:17PM
A beautiful crystal with such intricate internal patterns, Barbara: very well captured.
Ronnie.
annettep38 Plus
5 218 40 Costa Rica
7 Feb 2012 11:29PM
well done, the reflections are exactly where they should be and all the internal detail very sharp
BarbaraR Plus
10 16 1 England
8 Feb 2012 9:04AM
Thanks ever so much all.
Glad you liked this one.

B. Smile

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