Titanite (Sphene)

Titaniet, Titaniit, Titanit, Titanita, Tytanit, Титанит, チタン石, טיטניט


Commonly known      rarer (so called collectors stones)      very rare (rarities)      relatively rare organic material


Formula: CaTi[O/SiO4]
Mineral class: silicates
Crystal system: monoclinic
Mohs scale: 5 - 5.5
Density (g/cm3): 3.52 - 3.54
Refractive index: 1.885 - 2.034
Cleavage: good
Colors: yellow, rose, red-brown, brown, green, black
Luster: adamantine - resinous
Fluorescence: -
Pleochroism: green Titanite: colorless - green, yellow Titanite: colorless - yellow - reddish
Largest Titanite: 10 x 12 x 5 cm (Renfrew County / Ontario / Canada)
Deposits: worldwide
Discovery: pre 1795
1st Description: 1892
Name: Titanite: from its titanium content; sphene: from the Greek word "sphenos" (wedge)

Titanite Mineral

Origin: Mulla Ghori / Khyber-Agency / Gilgit-Baltistan / Pakistan

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Titanite Mineral
Titanite

Weight: 0.42 ct

Origin: Brazil

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Titanite Mineral / Micromount

Origin: Laacher Lake / Eifel Mountains / Rhineland-Palatinate / Germany

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Titanite Mineral
Titanite

Weight: 1.39 ct
Size: 0.81 x 0.61 x 0.39 cm
Origin: Brazil

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Titanite

Size: 1.45 x 1.10 cm
Weight: 8.47 ct
Origin: Madagascar

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Titanite

Weight: 29.91 ct

Origin: Dheirene / Madagascar

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Titanite

Size: 1.25 cm
Weight: 6.86 ct
Origin: Madagascar

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Titanite

Size: 1.26 cm
Weight: 7.53 ct
Origin: Madagascar

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Titanite Mineral

Origin: Imilchil / Anti-Atlas / Morocco

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Titanite Mineral
Titanite

Weight: 3.27 ct

Origin: Baja California / Mexico

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Titanite Ring

Titanite: 8.73 ct; 1.28 x 1.10 x 0.79 cm; Brazil
Diamonds: 2; total 0.13 ct
Gold: 18K Yellow Gold

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Titanite

Weight: 10.64 ct

Origin: Madagascar

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Titanite

Weight: 1.34 ct

Origin: Mogok / Myanmar

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Titanite Mineral / Micromount

Origin: Riveo / Maggia Valley / Tessin / Switzerland

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Titanite Mineral

Titanite Mineral

Size: 18.8 x 14.3 x 9.7 cm

Origin: Capelinha / Minas Gerais / Brazil

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Titanite Mineral
Titanite

Weight: 10.25 ct

Origin: Sri Lanka

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Titanite

Size: 1.04 x 0.80 x 0.51 cm
Weight: 3.69 ct
Origin: India

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Titanite Pendant

Titanite: 6.64 ct; 1.45 x 1.00 cm; Africa
Diamonds: 44; total 0.44 ct
Gold: 18K White gold

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Titanite Pendant

Titanite

Size: 1.39 cm
Weight: 10.79 ct
Origin: Skardu Distr. / Gilgit-Baltistan / Pakistan

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Titanite Mineral

Size of the crystal: 2.3 cm

Origin: Alchuri / Shigar Valley / Skardu Distr. / Gilgit-Baltistan / Pakistan

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Titanite Mineral
Titanite

Size: 0.76 x 0.73 cm
Weight: 2.87 ct
Origin: Madagascar

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Titanite

Size: 0.45 cm
Weight: 0.40 ct
Origin: San Quintin / Baja California / Mexico

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Titanite

Weight: 16.28 ct

Origin: Madagascar

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Titanite Ring

Titanite: 6.88 ct, 1.28 x 1.07 x 0.68 cm
Diamonds: 168, total 1.6 ct
Gold: 18K White gold

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Titanite Ring

Titanite Mineral

Origin: Imilchil / Anti-Atlas Mountains / Morocco

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Titanite Mineral
Titanite

Weight: 13.96 ct

Origin: Brazil

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Titanite

Weight: 1.45 ct

Origin: Madagascar

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Titanite

Weight: 0.39 ct

Origin: Brazil

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Titanite Mineral

Size: 2.5 x 1.9 x 2.0 cm

Origin: Druntobel / Sedrun / Tavetsch / Grisons / Switzerland

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Titanite Mineral
Titanite

Weight: 1.47 ct

Origin: Madagascar

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Titanite

Weight: 3.60 ct

Origin: Dheirene / Madagascar

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Titanite

Size: 1.66 x 1.27 x 0.89 cm

Weight: 14.79 ct

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Titanite Mineral

Size: 2.0 x 1.5 x 0.6 cm

Origin: Bear Lake / Haliburton County / Ontario / Canada

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Titanite Mineral

Titanite bicolor

Weight: 3.85 ct

Origin: Brazil

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Titanite bicolor

Size: 0.94 x 0.53 cm
Weight: 1.48 ct
Origin: Madagascar

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