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Brookite

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Description
Locality: 
Tête Noire, Le Trient Valley, Wallis, Switzerland
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
4.3 × 3.4 × 0.9 cm
Largest Crystal: 
0.40cm
Description

Brown razor sharp crystals of brookite on an albite and quartz matrix from Tête Noire, a remote Alpine locality.

Acquired in 1985, it is an Ex. Marcel Cromphout specimen, #2019.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Brookite

Formula: 
TiO2
Strunz: 
4.DD.10
Crystal System: 
Orthorhombic
Hardness: 
5.5 - 6.0
Type Locality: 
Twll Maen Grisial, Fron Olau, Prenteg, Gwynedd (Caernarvonshire), Wales, UK

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