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A mineral oxide CaTiO3; sp. gr. 3.98–4.26; hardness 5.5; monoclinic or orthorhombic; tiny, cubic crystals; yellow-brown to black; common accessory mineral in undersaturated (see silica saturation) alkaline igneous rocks found with nepheline or melilite. Occasionally occurs in some ultramafic (see ultrabasic), plutonic, igneous rocks.

Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography.


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