7 x 6.5 x 4.5 cm
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Golden Rutile is another fantastic Quartz inclusion that has gained worldwide acclaim. Entire shops of Golden Rutilated Quartz beads and jewelry can be found in Asia. The perfection of Clear Quartz with shimmering golden needles, sometimes radiating in a 6 pointed star growing out of lustrous Hematite centers, has captivated the appeal of a wide audience. The rarity of a perfect star in water clear crystal is a true gem to behold!
Back in 2003 world-class Brookite crystals started coming out of a specific area near Quetta, Pakistan called Taftan. This Brookite surpassed the rest of the world mainly because of its bright red color zoning and substantial length and width, up to 10 cm and up to 4mm thick! With the find of Brookites on matrix, we began finding Brookite included Quartz. The best crystals that came from Pakistan are clean & clear quartz with Red Brookite and Golden Rutile. Corinto, Brazil also produces a nice Brookite included Quartz, with Silver Rutile growing off of the Brookite.
Pakistan boasts a rich array of minerals, many of which have yet to be uncovered. High in the Himalayas, miners attempt insane mountaineering to get to gem pegmatites. Known worldwide first and foremost for stunning Aquamarine specimens, Pakistan regularly surprises the mineral community with combo minerals and new finds all the time. It also hosts a large amount of the pegmatite minerals that are found in Afghanistan, as many of these finds cross the border.