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16.17: Anatase

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    Anatase
    Chemical composition TiO2
    Crystal system Tetragonal
    Habit Dipyramidal
    Cleavage Perfect
    Fracture Sub-conchoidal
    Hardness 5.5 - 6 (brittle)
    Optic nature Uniaxial -
    Refractive index 2.488 - 2.561
    Birefringence 0.073
    Specific gravity 3.89
    Lustre Adamantine/metallic

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