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Ilmenorutile

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Ilmenorutile

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Description
Locality: 
Mount Malosa, Zomba, Southern Region, Malawi
Class: 
Crystal Group/Cluster
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
5.4 × 3.7 × 2.9 cm
Largest Crystal: 
5.10cm
Description

A cluster of prismatic ilmenorutile crystals up to 5.1 cm in size with a beige-colored, partly corroded surface (possibly pseudomorphs?) from a famous locality in Malawi.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Ilmenorutile

Variety Of: 

Rutile

Formula: 
TiO2
Strunz: 
4.DB.05
Hardness: 
6.0 - 6.5
Formula: 
Fex(Nb,Ta)2x·4Ti1-xO2
Crystal System: 
Tetragonal
Hardness: 
6.0 - 6.5
Colour: 
Black
Type Locality: 
Vein No. 140 (Selyankino village), Buldym Lake, Vishnevye Mts (Vishnyovye; Cherry), Chelyabinsk Oblast', Southern Urals, Urals Region, Russia...

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