Titanite (Sphene) from Zimbabwe

Brendan M Laurs1, George R. Rossman2

1 Gem-A
Encinitas, CA 92024 USA

  2 Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences
California Institute of Technology
Pasadena, CA  91125-2500, USA


A new deposit of gem-quality titanite is described. Optical spectra and minor element analyses are presented.



Optical Absorption Specturm of titanite from Zimbabwe