|Mineral class||Silicates : Nesosilicates : Zircon - Titanite group.|
|Habitus||Crystals flat envelopeformed. Cross section as a file. Also as grainy aggregates.|
|Cleavage||Three good cleavages, creating wedge formed fractures.|
|Color||Yellowish, light brown to dark brown to black.|
|Luster||Vitreous, transparent to opaque.|
|Occurance||Accessoric in granites, gneiss and schist. Bigger crystals are often found in pegmatites and contact metamorphic limestones.|
|Notes|| Partly dissolver in hydrochloric acid.|
Fuses easily into a dark yellowish glass.
|Locations|| A common mineral in many rocks but with small crystals.
Some localities with crystal in Sweden are : |
| To silicate index.
|| Mineral group index.
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