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Tinaksite

Silicate mineral

Tinaksite (K2Na(Ca,Mn2+)2Ti is a mineral found in northern Russia. Tinaksite can be grayish-white, yellowish, orange, or brown, and it is often found in charoite Its name is derived from its composition: titanium (Ti), sodium (Na) potassium (K) and silicon (Si). International Mineralogical Association first recognized tinaksite as a mineral in 1965.

Identification

Color of mineral

Pink
Yellow
Brown

Mohs scale ( mineral hardness )

6

Density ( specific gravity )

1.593
1.621
1.666

Luster ( interacts light )

Vitreous

Crystal ( diaphaneity )

Triclinic