Quartz, Brookite and Rutile Inclusions
Posted by: Raymond McDougall on 02.24.2022 | Filed under:

Quartz, Brookite and Rutile Inclusions

Specimen # 102337
Mineral: Quartz, Brookite and Rutile Inclusions
Location: Kharan, Balochistan, Pakistan
Size: 6.4 x 5.2 x 3.5 cm


This is a great piece – there are two main quartz crystals on matrix, each of which has a single brookite crystal running through it, and each brookite crystal has a myriad of tiny, delicate needle-like rutile crystals associated with it. This is certainly visible without magnification in each quartz crystal and looks super with magnification. The quartz crystals are sharp, lustrous and transparent – so much so that they are a little hard to photograph! In excellent condition – there is a small chip in the back of one termination of the large quartz, but it’s not in view as displayed.

The first time I laid eyes on this specimen, I was acquiring it from a family member of the person who mined it. It has been in the John S. White quartz collection since then. It’s a beauty.