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Rutile Mineral Data

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General Rutile Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: TiO2
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 79.88 gm
   Titanium  59.94 %  Ti  100.00 % TiO2
   Oxygen    40.06 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: TiO2
Help on Environment: Environment: High pressure and temperature accessory mineral in ignous rocks. Common detrital mineral.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1803
Help on Locality: Locality: Binnental and Campolungo, Switzerland. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: From the Latin, rutilus - "reddish."
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Rutile Say RUTILE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 62677
  Ilmenorutile - Nb-bearing rutile
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  Sagenite - reticulated
  Struverite - Ta-bearing rutile