2.1" Anatase (Titanium) Crystals on Matrix - Pakistan

This specimen contains 3 easily visible, metallic anatase crystals, associated with small quartz crystals, on a rough matrix. Very small anatase crystals can also be seen scattered along the superior bed of the specimen. The largest anatase crystal on this specimen measures in at .35" long.

Anatase is composed of titanium dioxide, and typically forms dipyramidal crystals, although variations can occur with mineral clumping. Four pointed X-shaped anatase crystals, while rare, have been found and are known as "X-shaped penetration twins". Horizontal striations can be seen across most anatase mineral faces, with most crystals ending in points, or with variations of flattening on each end.
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DETAILS
SPECIES
Anatase
LOCATION
Pakistan
SIZE
2.1" long, 1.8" wide, .35" longest crystal
CATEGORY
ITEM
#38657