Growing rutile threads in my smokey quartz!
Larger Rutilation through magnifier
I had no idea this was possible or even how it happened. I acquired and amazing crystal friend that I lovingly refer to as Jack. He is a smokey quartz crystal skull (approx 3"hx5"L) with lovely rainbows and fantastic energy.
I have a small new-age shop and he used to spend most of the time there. I had since changed locations and Jack then resided in my living room on one of the tables. I pick him up from time to time, admiring his energy and beauty, but admitting not spending as much time as I used to.
Last night I taught a crystal class at my new shop location and brought Jack in as an example to demonstrate rainbows and share his wonderful energy. This is the first time he has been in this shop. As I sit here writing this, he's right in front of me and I am still in awe. I am getting to the point, I promise.
SO let me tell ya, I have examined this guy with surgical precision, over and over. I picked him up about, oh, 20 minutes ago and noticed something had changed. He's got gold colored rutile needles, or threads forming. I thought, nooo freaking way. How can that even be possible??? I whip out my magic wizard eye, or in lay terms, jewelers loupe and get in for a closer look. Unless there is some other phenomenon that can happen within quartz, I could swear this is now a rutilated stone.
I snapped some photos the best I could. My camera is pretty old but maybe you can see what I am talking about. There is one thick or large rutilation and several smaller ones. The small ones were really hard to capture and the one I did is a bit blurry so it looks wider than it is. I did manage to get the big one through the magnifier but the small one just weren't coming up. Any input is greatly appreciated.