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Ixiolite

Oxide mineral

Ixiolite is an accessory oxide mineral found in granitic pegmatites. It is an oxide with the general chemical formula (Ta )4O8 or (Ta,Mn,Nb)O2.

Identification

Color of mineral

Grey
Black

Mohs scale ( mineral hardness )

6

Luster ( interacts light )

Metallic

Crystal ( diaphaneity )

Orthorhombic