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Anatase

#RW48717

Anatase

#RW48717
Availability
Sold
Size
8 x 3.5 x 3.5 cm - Sm Cabinet 
Formula
TiO2 (RRUFF)
Locality
Dodo mine, Saranpaul, Prepolar Ural, Russia

Several blue, very nice Anatase crystals on this specimen of mica schist and Quartz. The largest crystal is 5mm but most are 1 to 2mm.  There are also yellowish amber blocky orthorhombic crystals to about 0.75mm closely associated with the Anatase. I am not sure what these are. They don't have the forms of garnet. Possibly Parisite. They almost look like Strontiojoaquinite, but I barium minerals have not been reported at this deposit, but of course it is possible. Ex. Fersman with label.

Anatase

Formula
TiO2 
Crystal System
Tetragonal 
Crystal Habit
Pyramidal, Tabular 
Cleavage
Perfect, Distinct, None 
Luster
Adamantine - Resinous 
Color
black, reddish brown, yellowish brown, dark blue, gray 
Streak
pale yellowish white 
Class
Tetragonal - Ditetragonal Dipyramidal 
Fracture
Conchoidal 
Hardness
5.5-6 

Data courtesy of Webmineral.

Collection
Robert J. Waidler Collection
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