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Crystal habit of Perovskite Perovskite

Name   Perovskite
Chemistry   CaTiO3
Hardness   5.5
Lustre   metallic to adamantine
Colour   black, reddish brown, also translucent
Streak   grey white 
Density [g/cm3]   4.0
Crystal habit   orthorhombic, pseudocubic, crystals [100], [111], [110]
Cleavage, Fracture   [100] distinct, fracture conchoidal
other characteristics and occurrences   sometimes striated on cube faces (similar to pyrite), only those varieties with high concentration of rare earth elements (Ce, Nb, Th, La) are of economical importance

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