Anatase Sharp facets, metallic luster. Thumbnail Mineral Specimen
Dimensions (millimeters): 12 x 8 x 8 (small specimen)
Dimensions (inches): .5 x .3 x .3 (petite thumbnail sample)
Origins: Cuiaba, Minas Gerais, Brazil, South America
Housed in small acrylic museum display box
Anatase is one of the three mineral forms of titanium dioxide (titania), the other two being brookite and rutile. Crystals of anatase are very distinctive and are not easily confused with any other mineral. They form the eight faced tetragonal dipyramids that come to sharp elongated points.
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