Minerals identify

Know how to recognize them

Zirconolite

Oxide mineral

Zirconolite is a mineral, calcium titanate ; formula CaZrTi2O7. Some examples of the mineral may also contain thorium and iron would make the mineral radioactive. It is black or brown in color.

Identification

Color of mineral

Brown
Black
Red

The streak

Brown
Yellow

Luster ( interacts light )

Resinous
Metallic

Crystal ( diaphaneity )

2Mpolytype:mono