Titanowodginite

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Titanowodginite
General
Category Oxide minerals
Formula
(repeating unit)
MnTiTa2O8
Strunz classification 4.DB.40
Crystal system Monoclinic
Crystal class Prismatic (2/m)
(same H-M symbol)
Space group C2/c
Identification
Color dark brown to black
Luster vitreous
Streak dark brown
Diaphaneity translucent
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Titanowodginite is a mineral with the chemical formula MnTiTa2O8. Titanowodginite has a Mohs hardness of 5.5 and a vitreous luster. It is an iridescent dark brown to black crystal that commonly forms in a matrix of smoky quartz or white beryl in a complex zoned pegmatite.[1][2][3]

It was first described in 1992 for an occurrence in the Tanco Mine located in southern Manitoba, Canada. It was named because it is a titanium bearing member of the wodginite group.[1][3]

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