|Crystal class||Prismatic (2/m) |
(same H-M symbol)
|Color||Brownish gray, gray|
|Mohs scale hardness||3.5-4.5|
|Luster||Metallic - dull|
Brezinaite, discovered in 1969, is a rare mineral composed of chromium and sulfur. It is found in meteorites, such as the Irwin-Ainsa meteorite (Tucson meteorite), its type locality. It was also found in the New Baltimore meteorite and the Sikhote-Alin meteorite. Brezinaite was named in honour of Aristides Brezina (1848–1909), a past Director of the Mineralogy-Petrology Section of the Natural History Museum, Vienna, Austria.
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