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Tuesday, 18 November 2008

ABC Wednesday - R


The third round of ABC Wednesday, hosted by Mrs Nesbitt, has reached the letter R

R

is for
RUTILATED QUARTZ

The photo below shows tumble-polished pieces of clear quartz crystals, but they look rather different from the ones I showed last week. These crystals are filled with golden or brown needles of rutile, and they look as if they're full of hair.
In fact, they have been known as Angel Hair quartz.

Now this one I've put in for Nonizamboni, who told me last week she particularly likes ROSE quartz. This is another tumble-polished piece. It's a lovely delicate pink.

For a lot more R words, visit the ABC Anthology or the Linky page.

Enjoy your week.

30 comments:

Jientje said...

You know so much about them!!
Are they all yours? You have many!

CherryPie said...

I like the one on the right hand side in the top picture :-)

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

I've never seen anything like the top ones before.

Damama T said...

Lets see, if they did a movie about your recent rock posts, the tag line might be, "May the Quartz be with you." ;o) xoxo

Dr.John said...

Wow! You are an expert on rocks.

jmb said...

You have a rock collection like me. I don't remember what all mine are however, some I just choose because I like the look of them.

B. Roan said...

Beautiful stones! I think these dragons may be trying to take over your blog. But then I guess with a name like Dragon Days... They are growing up nicely.

Cloudia said...

Quartz is lovely - as is your blog!
Aloha-

Gordon said...

It is marvellous what a bit of processing does; lovely.

When I first started teaching I lived in a mining town and my fellow housemates did some tumbling; unfortunately it is something I have never got around to.

Poopsie Blue said...

Rutilated Quartz is fascinating - I have a wonderful piece set in a pendant that I bought direct from a sales rep.
I use to manage a New Age / Celtic / Wicca shop; we sold crystals & jewellery, amongst other things.

Aileni said...

Rutillating for you...

babooshka said...

The top one is unual to my eyes. It never ceases to amaze me how you can relate the letter to your collection.
Mr linky and I have completely fallen out.

Rocky Mtn. Girl said...

The rose quartz not only has a pretty name but a beautiful appearance.
A great post. I sure do learn a lot about these rocks and stuff when I come here... you are a fountain of knowledge!!

~Michele~

James Higham said...

See you got that quartz in there again, DD.

RuneE said...

Lovely stones - and nicely captured!

Sailor Girl said...

I love your choices!
Quartz and Rutilated Quartz!! Another thing I've learned today!!!
Thank you!!!!!

antigoni said...

What beautiful colours! I love them all. Excellent post!

mannanan said...

Fasinating. I never knew any of that. Thank you for a very interesting R.

Miss_Yves said...

"Angel hair quartz...What a poetic name!
Thanks for your kind comment, I hope i'll improve my English with my continued participation !(Lol)

Barbara said...

Oooh, Dragontar; you do have some interesting treasures at home.
I'm learning something here with the term of "rutilated ".
Lovely, too ...
I'll be seeing you soon !
xx

Jay said...

The rutilated quartz is very pretty! Quartz comes in so many different forms, doesn't it?

I have some rose quartz. I also have a cut-in-half geode, a very tiny one, which I imagine is just quartz inside. It's mainly white and grey.

Ellee Seymour said...

R for me is Rosalind, my sister's name.

John said...

Great shots and choice for the letter.

becky voyles said...

I liked the clear one with the stuff in it best, Dragonstar! Thanks for your comment on my "Ravings" post. If you had not commented on it, I wouldn't have realized I had an R post for today. LOL So I updated it a tad if you care to go back to see your name mentioned.

Bear Naked said...

Your ABC Wednesday post letter R REALLY ROCKS today.
Sorry I couldn't RESIST.

Bear((( )))

Neva said...

You are a font of information! Love the rose one as well!

Liz said...

They're beautiful, meri. I've never seen angel hair ones before.

Granny Smith said...

Every time I see one of your wonderful pieces of crystal I think of my father who so loved such things. My daughter's father-in-law, who was a geologist, had an extensive collection of minerals and crystals, many of which she inherited.

ChrissyM said...

Very pretty! Fantastic colors!

Thank you for sharing from the ABC Team.

Chrissy

kml said...

Mother Nature makes some very beautiful stones!