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 Nova Scotia Minerals: Rutilespacer

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RUTILE

TiO2
Titanium Oxide


Shubenacadie River Mouth Ti Placer
UTM (NAD27)
Zone 20
 Northing 5018460
 Easting 462180
Details:
 The location chosen is arbitrary other than it is at the mouth of the Shubenacadie River. The actual sample location is unknown.
References:
 NSMOD #E06-024
Further Info:
 See the nova scotia mineral database
Other Minerals:
 ilmenite




 

 Cleavage: good in two directions forming prisms, poor in a third (basal)

 Colour: lack or reddish brown in large thick crystals or golden yellow or rusty yellow

 Fracture: conchoidal to uneven

 Hardness: 6 - 6.5

 Luster: adamantine to submetallic

 Streak: brown

 Possible Useage: titanium ore, pigment, ornamental stone when in clear quartz

 More Info: Mineral Gallery, Mineralogy Database

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