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Is this rutilated?

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I was given a moonstone as a gift, but when I held it to the light, I saw something in it. I can't tell if its rutilated or just debris/dirt. In person, it appears to be black. It's a bit hard to see on camera.

asked Nov 28, 2016 by Kuri10 (130 points)

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Rutilated quartz is just that. This does not appear to be moonstone. It appears to be quartz with inclusions. Moonstone has a property called adularescence which defracts light and makes it to appear tp billow across the stone.
answered Dec 1, 2016 by Weasel (58,980 points)
I appreciate it!! But in the light, it does have the adularescence. I didn't have it in the right lighting for that.
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It is an inclusion in the stone...feldspar type varieties.  It is not rutilated as it is not quartz.  This is rutilated part of quartz.  :)

answered May 4, 2017 by M45crystals (860 points)