Lemon quartz rutilated
Lemon quartz rutilated stone meaning and crystal healing. Sometime named smoky lemon quartz rutilated.
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Smoky lemon quartz rutilated obtains its brilliant sparkling color through an artificial gamma-ray irradiation process. Followed by a mild heat treatment. Not all quartz can become lemon quartz. Most aluminum-rich quartz will turn near-black to black also. When irradiated, though some yellowish-brown aluminum-rich quartz.
We use it to produce lemon quartz. If it is first heated and then irradiated. Heat causes the material to lose its color. Also under irradiation treatment, the yellow color returns. Also, lithium-rich quartz expose to very mild heat (140-280 °C). It tends to turn yellowish-green even without irradiation. These could be traded as both citrine or smoky lemon quartz rutilated also. Since they are not irradiated.
Rutilated quartz is a variety of quartz. It contains acicular needle-like inclusions of rutile. We use it as gemstones. These inclusions mostly look golden. But they also can look silver, also copper red or deep black. They can be visible randomly or in bundles.
It sometimes looks like a star-like. And they can be sparse od dense enough to make the quartz body nearly opaque. While otherwise inclusions often reduce the value of a crystal. Lemon quartz rutilated in fact is valued for the quality and beauty of these inclusions.
Quartz is a silicon and oxygen atoms. In a continuous framework of SiO4 silicon–oxygen tetrahedra. With each oxygen being shared between two tetrahedra. Giving an overall chemical formula of SiO2. It is the second most abundant mineral in Earth’s continental crust, behind feldspar.
Quartz crystals are chiral. It exist in two forms. The normal α-quartz and the high-temperature β-quartz. The transformation from α-quartz to beta-quartz takes place abruptly at 573 °C (846 K). Since the transformation is accompanied by a significant change in volume. It can easily induce fracturing of ceramics. Or rocks passing through this temperature limit.
Lemon quartz rutilated stone meaning and crystal healing properties benefits
The following section is pseudo scientific and based on cultural beliefs.
The stone is said to bless the wearer with the qualities of optimism, well being and creativity. It is said to support deep meditation and enhance focus on personal goals. It also helps the mind find clarity and a bright outlook.
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