Rutile, Latin for red, is a mineral composed mostly of titanium dioxide. Rutile has one of the highest refractive indices at visible wavelengths of any known crystal and also exhibits a particularly large birefringence and high dispersion (optical properties of light passing through a material). The needle-like rutile in quartz may be golden, silver, copper, red or black. They can be dispersed through the quartz sparsely, randomly, bundled, sometimes in star shapes, or densely enough to make the quartz almost opaque. Their optical properties make them popular in gemstones.

Associated with aligning all chakras, the zodiac sign of Leo & vibrates to the number 6.

– Most powerful healer and amplifier.
– Heightens spiritual growth, aids astral travels, scrying & channeling.
– Helps one to feel joy & gratitude.
– Protects against psychic attack.
– Reaches the root of the problem & promotes forgiveness & healing.
– Physically speeds up healing time from injuries & helps remove phantom pains from amputations.

Chemical Formula: SiO₂ TiO₂
Shape: terminated crystals, clusters, masses
Crystal System: trigonal with hexagonal unit cell structure.
Color: colorless, rutile is red, gold, black or silver
Streak: colorless
Luster: vitreous, metallic
Diaphaneity: transparent, translucent, opaque
Hardness: 7 Mohs
Tenacity: brittle
Cleavage: none
Fracture: conchoidal
Specific Gravity: 2.6-2.7 g/cm³
Refractive Index:1.544-1.553