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Brookite Anatase & Monazite-(Ce)

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Brookite Anatase & Monazite-(Ce)

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Description
Locality: 
Formazza Valley, Verbano-Cusio-Ossola Province, Piedmont, Italy
Class: 
Crystal Group/Cluster
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
3.8 × 2.1 × 1.8 cm
Description

some large orange blades of brookite hosting red anatase and some pink monazite-(Ce) crystals

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

Anatase

Formula: 
TiO2
Strunz: 
4.DD.05
Hardness: 
5.5 - 6.0
Type Locality: 
St Christophe-en-Oisans, Bourg d'Oisans, Isère, Rhône-Alpes, France...

Monazite-(Ce)

Formula: 
(Ce,La,Nd,Th)(PO4)
Strunz: 
8.AD.50
Hardness: 
5.0 - 5.5
Type Locality: 
Ilmen Natural Reserve, Ilmen Mts, Chelyabinsk Oblast', Southern Urals, Urals Region, Russia...
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