Anatase is a silicate (nesosilicate), with the chemical formula


Anatase has a tetragonal crystal structure




Physical Properties of Anatase

Lustre: Adamantine, Metallic
Diaphaneity (Transparency): Transparent, Translucent
Colour: Brown, pale yellow or reddish brown, indigo, black; pale green, pale lilac, grey, rarely nearly colourless; brown, yellow-brown, pale green, blue in transmitted light.
Comment: Transparent when light coloured, to nearly opaque when deeply colored. Pyramidal crystals may appear opaque because of total reflection.
Streak: White to pale yellow
Hardness (Mohs): 5½ - 6
Hardness (Vickers): VHN100=616 - 698 kg/mm2
Hardness Data: Measured
Tenacity: Brittle
Cleavage: Perfect
on {001} and {011}
Fracture: Sub-Conchoidal
Density (measured): 3.79 - 3.97 g/cm3
Density (calculated): 3.89 g/cm3

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Energetic Properties of Anatase

Key Words: Helps one to assimulate ideas, change patterns, and bring peace
Chakras: All
Physical: Helps one to make changes in life
Emotional: Helps one enjoy the present, and enhance those emotions
Spiritual: Helps to bring peace, knowledge, and unity






Anatase II