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Schreyerite

Oxide mineral

Schreyerite (V2Ti3O9), is a vanadium, titanium oxide mineral found in the Lasamba Hill, Kwale district in Coast Province. It is polymorphous.

The mineral occurs as exsolution lamellae and particles in rutile , coexisting with kyanite , and tourmaline. It was named after German mineralogist and petrologist Werner Schreyer, for his research on mineralogy of rock-forming minerals and petrology of metamorphic rocks both in nature and by experiment.

Identification

Color of mineral

Red
Brown
Grey

Mohs scale ( mineral hardness )

7

Density ( specific gravity )

2.7

Luster ( interacts light )

Metallic

Crystal ( diaphaneity )

Monoclinic