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Tausonite

Oxide mineral

Tausonite is the rare naturally occurring mineral form of strontium titanate : chemical formula: SrTiO3. It occurs as red to orange brown cubic crystals and crystal masses.

It is a member of the perovskite group.

It was first described in 1982 for an occurrence in a syenite intrusive in Tausonite Hill, Murunskii Massif, Sakha Republic, Eastern-Siberian Region, Russia It was named for Russian geochemist Lev Vladimirovich Tauson It has also been reported from a fenite complex in Sarambi , Concepción Department and in high pressure metamorphic rocks area of Honshu Island

Identification

Color of mineral

Red
Brown
Orange
Grey

Mohs scale ( mineral hardness )

6
6.5

Density ( specific gravity )

2.4

Luster ( interacts light )

Adamantine

Crystal ( diaphaneity )

Cubic