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Titanite

Titanite

Specimen # 100673
Mineral: Titanite
Location: Zec Bras-Coupé-Désert, Moncerf-Lytton, Outaouais, Quebec, Canada
Size: 4.5 x 4.4 x 1.5 cm
Price: $80.00 CAD

Quantity:
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Detailed Description

A sharp, blocky group of essentially-parallel growth titanites. The main crystal has a unique crystal morphology in the upper left region - likely relating to something in the vicinity in the growth environment. In excellent condition - the main top edges are pristine and there are otherwise smal insignificant nicks. A cool, distinctive titanite. 

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About These Titanites

Titanite is among the most highly-prized minerals in the Bancroft Area and other regions of the Grenville Province. And yet, truly excellent quality specimens are elusive, both locally and on the international market. One reason is that titanite is very brittle. Its wedge-shaped crystals feature long, thin edges that are easily broken, cracked and chipped, by natural processes and also by collectors. Another issue is that titanite crystals from the Grenville are very often incompletely formed or heavily contacted, having often formed contemporaneously with other neighbouring minerals. These titanites are remarkable for their quality and sharpness. The crystals have a black appearance, but on close inspection of the crystal edges under bright light you can see that they are in fact the deepest reddish-brown colour.

Detailed Description

A sharp, blocky group of essentially-parallel growth titanites. The main crystal has a unique crystal morphology in the upper left region - likely relating to something in the vicinity in the growth environment. In excellent condition - the main top edges are pristine and there are otherwise smal insignificant nicks. A cool, distinctive titanite. 

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About These Titanites

Titanite is among the most highly-prized minerals in the Bancroft Area and other regions of the Grenville Province. And yet, truly excellent quality specimens are elusive, both locally and on the international market. One reason is that titanite is very brittle. Its wedge-shaped crystals feature long, thin edges that are easily broken, cracked and chipped, by natural processes and also by collectors. Another issue is that titanite crystals from the Grenville are very often incompletely formed or heavily contacted, having often formed contemporaneously with other neighbouring minerals. These titanites are remarkable for their quality and sharpness. The crystals have a black appearance, but on close inspection of the crystal edges under bright light you can see that they are in fact the deepest reddish-brown colour.