Scientific Name: Quartz with hematite mica.
Group: Silicates - tectosilicates
Chemical composition: SiO2
Colors: Red or pink
Formation: Hexagonal/trigonal crystal; Massive form, Conchoidal fracture; Translucent transparency.
Principal Sources: Ural Mountains, Russia; Tamil Nadu, India; Minas Gerais, Brazil; Rutland, Vermont
Special Notes: Has a spangled appearance due to sparkling internal reflections from uniformly oriented minute inclusions of hematite and other minerals.