Rutilated quartz is one of the many types of quartz that make up 12% of the earth’s crust yet the rarest to find. It is found in Kazakhstan, Australia, Brazil, Norway, Madagascar and the US (mostly in areas around mountain ranges) and has many benefits to mankind. The mineral often forms needle-like crystal inclusions in an “imbedded goldish” structure. Rutile needles can be reddish, golden, greenish, silvery or gray. Medically, the stone is said to cure food disorders, aid in tissue growth, strengthen the immune system, reduce depression, improve respiratory health and facilitate efficient absorption of nutrients from food in the digestive system. In addition, the ore is said to be useful in getting energy moving in meridians and areas where the physical power is sluggish. Its mystical powers are also quite useful in the discovery of the root cause of an illness.