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Pyrophanite

Oxide mineral

Pyrophanite is a manganese oxide mineral with formula: MnTiO3. It is a member of the ilmenite group. It is a deep red to greenish black mineral which crystallizes in the trigonal system.

Identification

Color of mineral

Red
Black
Green

Mohs scale ( mineral hardness )

5

The streak

Yellow

Density ( specific gravity )

2.481
2.21

Luster ( interacts light )

Metallic
Submetallic

Crystal ( diaphaneity )

Trigonal