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Niobian Rutile

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Formula:
(Ti,Nb)O
 
2
A variety of Rutile

See also ilmenorutile.

Classification of Niobian Rutile

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Chemical Properties of Niobian Rutile

Formula:
(Ti,Nb)O
 
2
Simplified for copy/paste:(Ti,Nb)O2
Essential elements:O, Ti
All elements listed in formula:Nb, O, Ti

Other Names for Niobian Rutile

Other Languages:
Simplified Chinese:铌金红石

Other Information

Health Warning:No information on health risks for this material has been entered into the database. You should always treat mineral specimens with care.

References for Niobian Rutile

Reference List:

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Foord, E.E., Chirnside, W., Davis, A.M., Lichte, F.E., Esposito, K.J. (1995): A new U–Ti–Ca–HREE hydrated oxide and associated niobian rutile from Topaz Valley, Utah. Mineralogical Record, 26, 122-128.

Černý, P., Chapman, R., Simmons, W.B., and Chackowsky, L.E. (1999) Niobian rutile from the McGuire granitic pegmatite, Park County, Colorado: solid solution, exsolution, and oxidation. American Mineralogist: 84: 754–763.

Nakajima, T. and Kurosawa, M. (2006) Rare-element mineralogy of the Uzumine granitic pegmatite, Abukuma Mountains, Northeastern Japan. Canadian Mineralogist: 44: 31-44.

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  • Localities for Niobian Rutile

    The map shows a selection of localities that have latitude and longitude coordinates recorded. Click on the symbol to view information about a locality. The symbol next to localities in the list can be used to jump to that position on the map.
    (TL) indicates type locality. ? indicates mineral may be doubtful at this locality. All other localities listed without reference should be considered as uncertain and unproven until references can be found.
    Angola
     
    • Namibe Province
      • Tombwa City Council
    L. Torró, C. Villanova, M. Castillo, M. Campeny, A. O. Gonçalves and J. C. Melgarejo (2012): Niobium and rare earth minerals from the Virulundo carbonatite, Namibe, Angola. Mineral. Mag. 76, 393-409.
    Antarctica
     
    • Eastern Antarctica
      • Enderby Land
        • Napier Complex
          • Casey Bay
            • Khmara Bay
    P.M. Kartashov data
    Australia
     
    • New South Wales
      • Young Co.
    www.minerals.nsw.gov.au/minfo/62_elinforc.html.
    • South Australia
      • Flinders Ranges
        • North Flinders Ranges
          • Umberatana
    mentioned references in description
      • Olary Province
        • Bimbowrie Station
    Lottermoser, B.G., and Lu, J. (1997): Mineralogy and Petrology 59, 1-19.
    Lottermoser, B.G., and Lu, J. (1997): Mineralogy and Petrology 59, 1-19.
        • Old Boolcoomata Station
    Lottermoser, B.G., and Lu, J. (1997): Mineralogy and Petrology 59, 1-19.
          • White Rock Feldspar Mine
    Lottermoser, B.G., and Lu, J. (1997): Mineralogy and Petrology 59, 1-19.
        • Plumbago Station
    LUDWIG K.R. et al. Geochronology of Precambrian granites and associated U-Ti-Th mineralization, north. Olary Prov., SA. Contr. Mineral. Petr.,1984, 86, p. 298-308
    • Western Australia
      • Bridgetown-Greenbushes Shire
        • Greenbushes Tinfield
    The Canadian Mineralogist, Volume 42, Number 6, December 2004, pp. 1859-1870
    Austria
     
    • Carinthia
      • Koralpe
        • Moschkogel - Weinebene area
          • Brandrücken
    American Mineralogist: 88: 986-995; Černý et al (1989), Mineralogy and Petrology: 40: 197-206.
    • Styria
      • Koralpe
        • Deutschlandsberg
          • Wildbachgraben
    G. Niedermayr, F. Brandstätter: Carinthia II 177./97.:296 (1987)
    Brazil
     
    • Amazonas
      • São Gabriel da Cachoeira
    Orris, G.J., and Grauch, R.I. (2002): USGS Open-File Report 02-189.
    • Pará
      • Carajás mineral province
        • Parauapebas
    Grainger, C.J., Groves, D.I., Tallarico, F.H.B., and Fletcher, I.R. (2008): Ore Geology Reviews 33, 451-489.
    • Paraíba
      • Borborema mineral province
        • Nova Palmeira
    Beurlen, H., Da Silva, M.R.R., Thomas, R., Soares, D.R., and Olivier, P. (2008): Mineralium Deposita 43, 207-228
    Beurlen, H., Da Silva, M.R.R., Thomas, R., Soares, D.R., and Olivier, P. (2008): Mineralium Deposita 43, 207-228.
        • Pedra Lavrada
    Beurlen, H., Da Silva, M.R.R., Thomas, R., Soares, D.R., and Olivier, P. (2008): Mineralium Deposita 43, 207-228.
    • Rio Grande do Norte
      • Borborema mineral province
        • Parelhas
    Beurlen, H., Da Silva, M.R.R., Thomas, R., Soares, D.R., and Olivier, P. (2008): Mineralium Deposita 43, 207-228.; Beurlen, H., Soares, D. R., Thomas, R., Prado-Borges, L. E., & Castro, C. D. (2005). Mineral chemistry of tantalate species new in the Borborema Pegmatitic Province, Northeast Brazil. Anais da Academia Brasileira de Ciências, 77(1), 169-182.
    Beurlen, H., Da Silva, M.R.R., Thomas, R., Soares, D.R., and Olivier, P. (2008): Mineralium Deposita 43, 207-228.
    Beurlen, H., Da Silva, M.R.R., Thomas, R., Soares, D.R., and Olivier, P. (2008): Mineralium Deposita 43, 207-228.
    Canada
     
    • British Columbia
      • Omenica Mining Division
        • Williston Lake
    Berger, V.I., Singer, D.A., and Orris, G.J. (2009): USGS Open-File Report 09-1139
    • New Brunswick
      • Charlotte Co.
        • Saint George Parish
    Canadian Mineralogist Vol. 30, pp. 895-921(1992)
    • Northwest Territories
      • Contwoyto Lake
    Journal of Conference Abstracts 5(2):497 (2000)
    • Nova Scotia
    PELRINE, Karla M et al. , The Geological Society of America, Northeastern Section - 38th Annual Meeting (March 27-29, 2003), Halifax, Nova Scotia, Session No. 22--Booth# 24, Processes in Felsic Magma Chambers—From Crystallization and Evolution to Emplacement (Posters)
    • Saskatchewan
      • Athabasca Basin
        • Honsvall Lake
    Eur. J. Mineral. , 1995, 7, pp. 1251-1272.
    China
     
    • Fujian Province
      • Nanping Prefecture
        • Pucheng Co.
    Orris, G.J., and Grauch, R.I. (2002): USGS Open-File Report 02-189, 174 pp.
        • Yanping District
    Yueqing Yang, Yunxiang Ni, Yongquan Guo, Nianming Qiu, Chenghu Chen, Chaofa Cai, Yaping Zhang, Jiabing Liu, and Yuexian Chen (1987): Mineral Deposits 6(3), 10-21
      • Sanming Prefecture
        • Qingliu Co.
    Yuanlai Cai (1984): Mineral Deposits 3(1)
    • Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region
      • Guilin Prefecture
        • Gongcheng Co.
    Yaqiao Huang (1980): Geology and Prospecting 16(4), 23-29; Linghui Liang, Zhenan Peng, Ming Wang, Keisuke Nago, Minghai Cai, Dunjie Huang, Tengfei Guo, Hu Liu, and Liu Cheng (2013): Mineral Deposits 32(2), 397-404
    • Hubei Province
      • Shiyan Prefecture
        • Zhushan Co.
    Orris, G.J., and Grauch, R.I. (2002): USGS Open-File Report 02-189, 174 pp.
    • Hunan Province
      • Hengyang Prefecture
        • Leiyang Co.
    Xiangli Chen, Yanhui Jin, and Ciguo Xie (2003): Acta Mineralogica Sinica 23(4), 323-326
    • Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region
      • Alxa League (Alashan Prefecture)
        • Alxa Right Banner (Alashan Youqi)
    Orris, G.J., and Grauch, R.I. (2002): USGS Open-File Report 02-189
      • Baotou League (Baotou Prefecture)
        • Bayan Obo Mining District
          • Bayan Obo
    Zonglin Hou (1989): Geology and Prospecting 25(7), 1-5, 22
    • Jiangxi Province
      • Ganzhou Prefecture
        • Chongyi Co.
    Jili Shen (1988): Acta Petrologica Sinica 4(2), 32-41
    • Shandong Province
      • Weifang Prefecture
        • Changle Co.
          • Wutu
    Ping Wang and Guochang Li (1996): Mineral Resources and Geology 16(4)
    Czech Republic
     
    • Bohemia (Böhmen; Boehmen)
      • South Bohemia Region
        • Písek
    Petr Černý, Milan Novák, Ron Chapman, Karen J. Ferreira (2007) Subsolidus behavior of niobian rutile from the Písek region, Czech Republic: a model for exsolution in W- and Fe2+>>Fe3+-rich phases. Journal of Geosciences, 52:143–159
    Petr Černý, Milan Novák, Ron Chapman, Karen J. Ferreira (2007) Subsolidus behavior of niobian rutile from the Písek region, Czech Republic: a model for exsolution in W- and Fe2+>>Fe3+-rich phases. Journal of Geosciences, 52:143–159
    • Moravia (Mähren; Maehren)
      • Olomouc Region
        • Šumperk (Mährisch Schönberg)
          • Maršíkov (Marchendorf)
    Chládek,Š.:Mineralogická charakteristika pegmatitu na Lysé hoře u Maršíkova v Hrubém Jeseníku. Bakalářská práce,Univerzita Palackého Olomouc,2011,s.1-44.
      • Vysočina Region
        • Žďár nad Sázavou
          • Věžná
    www.cseg.ca/conferences/2000/556.PDF.
    France
     
    • Midi-Pyrénées
      • Tarn
    Béziat, J.L. Joron et P. Monchoux : "Spessartites in the Montagne Noire, France : mineralogical and geochemical data", Eur. Journ. Mineral., 1993, 5, pp 879-891.
    French Polynesia
     
    • Tuamotu-Gambier
      • Tuamotu Archipelago (Tuamotus)
        • Mururoa Lagoon
          • Françoise
    Ch. Wagner et al. , Bull. Minéral. , 1988, 111, pp. 523-534.
    Germany
     
    • Saxony
      • Chemnitz
        • Markersdorf
    AmMin 88:986-995
    Greece
     
    • Macedonia Department
      • Thessaloníki Prefecture (Salonica)
    Environmental Geochemistry and Health 19(2): 83-88; Jan 1997
    India
     
    • West Bengal
      • Purulia District
    Monoj Maitra, B. Chattopadhyay, S. K. Sengupta and S. Nandy (2007) Presence of Niobian Rutile and Its Exsolution Phases in Rare Element Pegmatite of Belamu Area, Purulia District, West Bengal. Journal Geological Society of India 74:296-298
    Monoj Maitra, B. Chattopadhyay, S. K. Sengupta and S. Nandy (2007) Presence of Niobian Rutile and Its Exsolution Phases in Rare Element Pegmatite of Belamu Area, Purulia District, West Bengal. Journal Geological Society of India 74:296-298
    Italy
     
    • Tuscany
      • Livorno Province
        • Elba Island
          • Campo nell'Elba
            • San Piero in Campo
    C. Aurisicchio, C. De Vito, V. Ferrini, P. Orlandi (2002) - Nb and Ta oxide minerals in the Fonte Del Prete granitic-pegmatite dike, island of Elba, Italy - Canad. Min., 40: 799-814.
    Japan
     
    • Honshu Island
      • Tohoku Region
        • Fukushima Prefecture
          • Mt Uzumine (Utsumine)
    Nakajima & Kurosawa (2006), Canadian Mineralogist: 44: 40.
    Malawi
     
    • Balaka District
    Wall, F. and Mariano, A.N. (1996) Rare earth minerals in carbonatites: a discussion centered on the Kangankunde carbonatite, Malawi. In: Rare Earth Minerals: Chemistry, Origin and Ore Deposits (A.P. Jones, F. Wall, & C.T. Williams, editors). Chapman & Hall, London, U.K. (193-225).
    Mongolia
     
    • Uvs Aimag
      • Zavkhan Soum
    http://web.archive.org/web/20050613081149/http://www.mram.mn/orduud-r.htm
    Mozambique
     
    • Zambezia Province
      • Alto Ligonha District
    Sahama, Th.G. 1978. Niobian rutile from Muiane, Mozambique. Volume Djalma Guimarães, Journal de Mineralogia Recife 7, 115–118.
    New Zealand
     
    • South Island
      • West Coast (Westland)
        • Burke River
    Mineralogical Magazine 1996 60 : 473-482
    Norway
     
    • Aust-Agder
      • Iveland
    Okrusch, M., Hock,R., Schüssler, U., Brummer, A., Baier,M. & Theisinger, H. (2003): Intergrown niobian rutile phases with Sc- and W-rich ferrocolumbite: An electron-microprobe and Rietveld study. American Mineralogist 88: 986-995
    Russia
     
    • Far-Eastern Region
      • Primorskiy Kray
    Gonevchuk, V. G., Korostelev, P. G., & Semenyak, B. I. (2005). Genesis of the Tigrinoe tin deposit (Russia). Geology Of Ore Deposits C/C Of Geologiia Rudnykh Mestorozhdenii, 47(3), 223.
    Slovakia
     
    • Banská Bystrica Region
      • Banská Bystrica Co.
        • Brusno
    Uher, P. ,Černý, P., 1998 : Vzácnoprvková mineralizácia v granitových pegmatitoch Nízkych Tatier. Mineralia Slovaca, 30, 2,93 – 94
    • Košice Region
      • Rožňava Co.
        • Gemerská Poloma (Poloma; Veszverés)
          • Dlhá Valley
    Martin Števko-unpublished, EMPA-WDS confirmed
    Switzerland
     
    • Wallis (Valais)
      • Binn Valley
        • Kriegalp Valley (Chriegalp Valley)
    Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): "Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz", Wepf (Basel), p. 356.
    The Moon
     
    • Fra Mauro Highlands
    Meteoritics 7, 479-485, 1972
    USA
     
    • Arizona
      • Maricopa Co.
        • Paradise Valley
    Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 221.
    • Colorado
      • El Paso Co.
    Hanson, S.L. and Zito, G. (2013) Mineralogy of Miarolitic Pegmatites in the Stove Mountain Area, Colorado. The 40th Rochester Mineralogical Symposium, Contributed Papers in Specimen Mineralogy, 14-15.
      • Lake Co.
    Gerald K. Czamanske, Eric R. Force and William J. Moore (1981) Some geologic and potential resource aspects of rutile in porphyry copper deposits. Economic Geology and the Bulletin of the Society of Economic Geologists, 76:2240-2246
      • Park Co.
    Černý, P., Chapman, R., Simmons, W.B., and Chackowsky, L.E. (1999) Niobian rutile from the McGuire granitic pegmatite, Park County, Colorado: solid solution, exsolution, and oxidation. American Mineralogist: 84: 754–763.
    • Montana
      • Ravalli Co.
        • Mineral Point District
    American Mineralogist (1961) 46::1424-1447
    • New Mexico
      • Sierra Co.
        • Paramount Canyon
    Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.
        • Taylor Creek Tin District (Black Range Tin District)
    Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.
    • Utah
      • Juab Co.
        • Thomas Range
          • Starvation Canyon (Searles Canyon)
    Min Rec (2006) 37:311-317
          • Topaz Mountain
    MinRec. 26:123
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