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Black sharp crystals of titanowodginite associated to white beryl from the type locality for the first mineral: Tanco Mine, Bernic Lake, Lac-du-Bonnet, Manitoba, Canada.
Category Oxide minerals
(repeating unit)
IMA symbol Twdg [1]
Strunz classification 4.DB.40
Crystal system Monoclinic
Crystal class Prismatic (2/m)
(same H-M symbol)
Space group C2/c
Colordark brown to black
Luster vitreous
Streak dark brown
Diaphaneity translucent
References [2] [3]

Titanowodginite is a mineral with the chemical formula MnTiTa 2 O 8. Titanowodginite has a Mohs hardness of 5.5 and a vitreous luster. It is an iridescent dark brown to black crystal that commonly forms in a matrix of smoky quartz or white beryl in a complex zoned pegmatite. [2] [3] [4]

It was first described in 1992 for an occurrence in the Tanco Mine located in southern Manitoba, Canada. It was named because it is a titanium bearing member of the wodginite group. [2] [4]

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