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Soft, friable, yellow earthy material as alteration pseudomorphs after titanite (Green River, Henderson Co., NC, USA). Identical with anatase.

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

References for Xanthitane

Reference List:
Shepard (1856), American Journal of Science: 22: 96.

Palache, Charles, Harry Berman & Clifford Frondel (1944), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana Yale University 1837-1892, Volume I: Elements, Sulfides, Sulfosalts, Oxides. John Wiley and Sons, Inc., New York. 7th edition, revised and enlarged: 583.

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Localities for Xanthitane

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(TL) indicates type locality for a valid mineral species. (FRL) indicates first recorded locality for everything else. ? 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.
  • Antananarivo Province
    • Itasy Region
      • Soavinandriana District
        • Mahavelona Commune
Lacroix, A. (1915): Sur le sphène malgache et sur ses pseudomorphoses. Bulletin de la Société française de minéralogie. 38, 21-24
  • Mahajanga Province (Majunga)
    • Betsiboka Region
      • Maevatanana District
Collection Musée National de la Geologie at Ampandrianomby in Antananarivo, Madagascar. Inventory # 15822
  • South Carolina
    • Greenville Co.
Van King
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