Quartz with Rutile inclusions
Manihar Mountain, Kullu Dis.,
Himachal Pradesh, Northern India
34.25 cm tall x 22.75 cm wide
Gleaming golden strands of rutile crystals explode within a clear quartz. The inner turmoil of this crystal group creates a vision into the evolution undergone by this piece created deep within the earth.
Inclusions can have an unusual relationship with their host. Often one needs the other to survive. The thin strands of rutile could not have remained intact over the eons had they not been trapped inside these pellucid quartz crystals.
As the viewer, we are observing a moment in geological time that no human can ever experience. This large example is among the most exquisite rutile inclusions known.