Brookite is the orthorhombic variant of titanium dioxide that usually occurs in a very dark color. It is a polymorph with two other minerals - Rutile and Anatase. These three minerals have the same chemistry but a different structure. Among these minerals, it is the most popular and well-known.
Brookite symbolizes stability, reliability, wholesomeness, warmth, honesty, life, growth, elegance, security, grounding, and strength.
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Brookite is composed of titanium dioxide that is usually translucent brown or opaque brown to black. It can be found only in some places like - England, the USA, Russia, France, Switzerland, and Italy. These stones help to open up and balance the third-eye and crown chakra. It enables the wearer to connect them to mother Earth, create space for newer positive energies, promote intuition and foresight, achieve a higher state of consciousness, and improve wisdom.
Brookite was named in 1825 by Armand Lévy, a French mathematician, and mineralogist. This name was given in the honor of Henry James Brooke, an English crystallographer, mineralogist, and wool trader. He discovered several new species of mineral. Most of the high-quality Brookite mineral can be found in Arkansas, USA, and Eastern Siberia, Russia.
Brookite usually forms together with Quartz and it can be commonly found in detrital mineral. Minor amounts of these minerals are present in alpine veins in gneiss and schist and it occurs in many natural polymorphic forms.
The chemical formula of Brookite is TiO2 (Titanium Dioxide). These stones have a hardness of 5.5-6 according to the Mohs scale and they have a sub-metallic luster.
Arkansite is the only mineral variety of Brookite.
The price of Brookite is quite affordable. It can vary anywhere from $4 to $40 per carat according to its color and quality.
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