Astrophyllite grows bladed crystals in star-shaped groups, ranging in color from golden to bronze yellow with a metallic luster. It is a rare titanium mineral found in some unusual granites and syenites. Its variable luster can be nearly metallic in one specimen or vitreous in another. Its name translated means star sheets.

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Astrophyllite, which is classified as a inosilicate in the astrophyllite group, is composed of Potassium Sodium Iron Manganese Titanium Silicate Hydroxide. It is a rare and complex mineral that is only found in a few locations, including the Kola Peninsula in Russia, Colorado in the United States, and near Quebec in Canada. It has perfect cleavage in one direction, a vitreous, metallic, sub-metallic, or pearly luster, and can vary from yellow to yellow brown, golden or greenish brown. It has no commercial use other than a mineral specimen, and is often associated with quartz, various feldspars, nepheline, and mica.

Chemical Composition:
Potassium Sodium Iron Manganese Titanium Silicate Hydroxide
Yellow, Yellow-Brown, Golden, or Greenish-Brown
Specific Gravity:
3.3 - 3.4
Perfect in one direction
Crystal Structure:
Translucent to opaque; triclinic
Vitreous, metallic, sub-metallic or pearly
Pale yellow - white
Russia (Kola Peninsula), USA (Colorado), Canada (Quebec)