Minerals identify

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Perovskite

Oxide mineral

Perovskite (pronunciation: /pəˈrɒvskaɪt/) is a calcium composed of calcium titanate O 3). Its name is also applied to the class of compounds which have the same type of crystal structure as CaTiO3 (XIIA2+VIB4+X2−3), known as the perovskite structure Many different cations can be embedded in this structure, allowing the development of diverse engineered materials.

Identification

Color of mineral

Black
Red
Brown
Yellow
Orange

Mohs scale ( mineral hardness )

5

The streak

White

Density ( specific gravity )

2.3
2.34
2.38

Luster ( interacts light )

Adamantine
Dull
Metallic

Crystal ( diaphaneity )

Orthorhombic