Hair of Venus

Quartz with rutile
Preipolar Ural, Russia

A beautiful legend says how the mineral “Hair of Venus” has been created. The Goddess Venus bathed in a spring, when she lost a lock of her astonishing hair. When she noticed the loss, it was too late. The winter has come and her curls remained in the ice. The beautiful hair of Venus looked so amazing in the ice, so the goddess decided to immortalize it and turned it in stone.

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