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TitleQuartz, rutilated
DescriptionQuartz, SiO2 (silicon dioxide), is the most common mineral on the face of the Earth. It is found in nearly every geological environment and is at least a component of almost every rock type. It is also the most varied in terms of varieties, colors and forms. This variety comes about because of the abundance and widespread distribution of quartz.
LocationBrazil. Near Minas Gerais.
PhotographerDarla Sondrol. 2002-02-15.
CollectionWard’s Classroom Collection of Gem Minerals #22.
Key wordsquartz, rutilated, Brazil
Tech details294 KB. Hand specimen. Fujifilm FinePix S1Pro digital camera; 60mm AF Nikon micro lens.
GeoDIL number2389