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Titanite (Sphene): Crystal structure | Sample photo | Raman spectrum | Interpretation | References

Crystal structure of Titanite



Crystal Data:

Crystal System: Monoclinic - Prismatic

Point Group: 2/m

Cell Data:

Space Group: P 21/a, a = 6.56, b = 8.72, c = 7.44, Z = 4

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Density (calc.) = 3.55 and V = 369.62 Å3

Element color: Ca, Ti, Si, O
Titanite (Sphene) samples (no. 5712 and 5839)
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Sample no. 5712 and 5839 from the "Mineralogy and Petrography Museum Grigore Cobălcescu" of "Alexandru Ioan Cuza" University, Iaşi.

Origin of sample 5712: -.

Origin of sample 5839: Ditrău, Romania.

Note: Titanite crystals are those crystals with brown color.

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Raman spectrum of Titanite (Sphene)
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Legend: titanite no. 5712___ and titanite no. 5839___
Download spectrum (5712):
Raman spectrum .txt Raman spectrum .spc
Download spectrum (5839):
Raman spectrum .txt Raman spectrum .spc
Interpretation of Raman spectrum of Titanite (Sphene)


• The Mineralogy Database [link]

• Crystal data (.cif file) from the American Mineralogist Crystal Structure Database [link]