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Cafetite

Oxide mineral

Cafetite is a rare titanium with formula (Ca) 2Ti 4O 12·4(H 2O). It is named for its composition, Ca-Fe-Ti.

It was first described in 1959 for an occurrence in the Afrikanda Massif, Kola Peninsula It is also reported from the Khibiny massifs of the Kola Peninsula and from Meagher County, Montana

It occurs in pegmatites intrusion as crystals in miarolitic cavities. It occurs associated with ilmenite , titanite, baddeleyite and kassite

Identification

Color of mineral

Yellow

Mohs scale ( mineral hardness )

4
5

Density ( specific gravity )

1.95
2.08
2.11

Luster ( interacts light )

Adamantine

Crystal ( diaphaneity )

Monoclinic