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Crystal habit of Betafite

Name   Betafite
Chemistry   (Ca,Na,U)2(Ti,Nb,Ta)2O6(OH)
Hardness   4 - 4.5
Lustre   vitreous
Colour   black, with yellow, brown or green tint
Streak   yellow to brown 
Density [g/cm3]   3.7 - 5.0
Crystal habit   isometric
Cleavage, Fracture   fracture conchoidal
other characteristics and occurrences   associated mineral in pegmatites containing rare earth

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