Minerals identify

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Scrutinyite

Oxide mineral

Scrutinyite /ˈskruːtɪni.aɪt/ is a rare oxide mineral and is the alpha crystalline form of lead dioxide being the other, beta form. The mineral was first reported in 1988 and its name reflects the scrutiny and efforts required to identify it from a very limited amount of available sample material.

Identification

Color of mineral

Red
Brown

The streak

Brown

Luster ( interacts light )

Metallic

Crystal ( diaphaneity )

Orthorhombic