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Polished stones - full range in stock "Tinaksite"

Tinaksite is a mineral first discovered in Russia, namely, in the Murun alkaline massif. Until now, only two manifestations of tinaxite have been discovered in the world, both in Russia: the Murun massif and the city of Yugspor, the Khibiny. Forms well-formed prismatic crystals and radially radiant rosette-like aggregates.

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Physical properties of Tinaksite

Category Silicate mineral
(repeating unit)
IMA symbol Tnk
Strunz classification 9.DG.75
Crystal system Triclinic
Crystal class Pinacoidal (1)
(same H-M symbol)
Space group P1
Color Pink, pale yellow, light brown
Crystal habit Fibrous, crystalline or prismatic, crystalline, or radial, crystalline
Cleavage Perfect in one direction, indistinct in one direction
Mohs scale hardness 6
Luster Vitreous to glassy
Streak White
Diaphaneity Transparent to translucent
Specific gravity 2.82
Optical properties Biaxial (+)
Refractive index nα = 1.593 nβ = 1.621 nγ = 1.666
Birefringence δ = 0.073

Code: 2275
"Lilac stone" deposit, Murun massif, Yakutia, RF

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