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Ilmenorutile Mineral Data

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General Ilmenorutile Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: (Ti,Nb,Fe+++)O2
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 95.27 gm
   Titanium  35.18 %  Ti   58.69 % TiO2
   Niobium   19.50 %  Nb   27.90 % Nb2O5
   Iron      11.72 %  Fe   15.08 % FeO
   Oxygen    33.59 %  O
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            100.00 %      101.68 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Ti0.7Nb0.2Fe2+0.2O2
Help on Environment: Environment: Late primary mineral in granite pegmatites, carbonatites, and found in alluvial placers. Ilmenorutile (1854) is now regarded as Nb-bearing rutile.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1854
Help on Locality: Locality: Miass, Ilmen Mountains, Russia. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for the occurrence in the Ilmen Mountains and the relation to rutile.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Ilmenorutile + Pronunciation Say ILMENORUTILE