Zirconolite

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Zirconolite
General
Category Oxide minerals
Formula
(repeating unit)
CaZrTi2O7
Strunz classification 4.DH.30
Crystal system Zirconolite-2M: monoclinic - prismatic
Zirconolite-3O: orthorhombic - dipyramidal
Zirconolite-3T: trigonal - trapezohedral
Identification
Color Black to brown, red
Crystal symmetry Zirconolite-2M (2/m)
Zirconolite-3O (mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m))
Zirconolite-3T (3 2)
Luster Resinous, sub-Metallic
Streak Dark brown, brownish yellow
Diaphaneity Translucent, opaque
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Zirconolite is a mineral, calcium zirconium titanate; formula CaZrTi2O7. Some examples of the mineral may also contain thorium, uranium, cerium, niobium and iron; the presence of thorium or uranium would make the mineral radioactive. It is black or brown in color.[2]

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