- a naturally occurring crystalline form of titanium dioxide, TiO2.
Origin of anatase
Also called octahedrite.
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There is no distinct cleavage (rutile and anatase have cleavages); hardness 5-6; sp.
Minute crystals of brookite have been detected with anatase and rutile in the iron-ore of Cleveland in Yorkshire.
Titanic acid occurs in nature crystallized in anatase, arkansite, brookite, and rutile.
- a rare blue or black mineral that consists of titanium oxide in tetragonal crystalline form and occurs in veins in igneous rocks. Formula: TiO 2Also called: octahedrite
C19: from French, from Greek anatasis an extending (referring to the length of the crystals), from anateinein to stretch out
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