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Brezinaite

Sulfide mineral

Brezinaite, discovered in 1969, is a rare mineral composed of chromium, such as the Irwin-Ainsa meteorite (Tucson meteorite), its type locality. It was also found in the New Baltimore meteorite and the Sikhote-Alin meteorite. Brezinaite was named in honour of Aristides Brezina (1848–1909), a past Director of the Mineralogy-Petrology Section of the Natural History Museum

Identification

Color of mineral

Grey
Brown

Mohs scale ( mineral hardness )

3.5
4.5

Luster ( interacts light )

Dull
Metallic

Crystal ( diaphaneity )

Monoclinic