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Latrappite

#54150

Latrappite

#54150
Availability
Sold
Size
2.2 x 1.5 x 1.2 cm - Thumbnail 
Formula
(Ca,Na)(Nb,Ti)O3 (RRUFF)
Locality
Lauzon Farm, Oka complex, Laurentides, Quebec, Canada

Small specimen, but fairly rich with 3-4mm cubic crystals of Latrappite, a member of the Perovskite group. Latrappite is a very rare niobium minral found in only three localities worldwide.

Type Locality

Latrappite

Formula
(Ca,Na)(Nb,Ti)O3 
Crystal System
Orthorhombic 
Crystal Habit
Pseudo Cubic, Twinning Common 
Cleavage
None, None, None 
Luster
Metallic 
Color
black 
Streak
gray 
Class
Orthorhombic - Dipyramidal 
Hardness
5.5 

Data courtesy of Webmineral.

Collection
Dr. Buford Nichols Collection
Special Info
Type Locality

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