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Rutile from
Martin Marietta Quarry (Hickory Quarry), Hickory, Catawba Co., North Carolina, USA

Locality type:Quarry
Classification
Species:Rutile
Formula:TiO2
Comments:Present in ankerite veins as black reticulated twins that might be crudely pseudomorphous of ilmenite crystals, and as sharp massive brown pseudomorphs of ilmenite typically hosted in calcite.
Habit:Reticulated twins and acicular crystals. Also, spongy massive material as pseudomorphs of ilmenite.
Colour:Black, brown
Luminescent properties:none
Quality for species:Good crystals or rich for species - important (!)
Confirmation
Validity:Confirmed
Confirmation Methods:XRD
Analysis Reference:K. Wood
References
References:K. Wood collection
Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Albite-Anorthite Series3 photos of Rutile associated with Albite-Anorthite Series at this locality.
Ilmenite2 photos of Rutile associated with Ilmenite at this locality.
Fluorapatite1 photo of Rutile associated with Fluorapatite at this locality.
Data
Mineral Data:Click here to view Rutile data
Locality Data:Click here to view Martin Marietta Quarry (Hickory Quarry), Hickory, Catawba Co., North Carolina, USA
Nearest other occurrences of Rutile
8.0km (5.0 miles) Hop Creek Rutile Occurrence, Catawba Co., North Carolina, USA
22.3km (13.8 miles) Hammer Prospects, Alexander Co., North Carolina, USA
24.7km (15.3 miles) Cages Mountain Sillimanite Deposit, Caldwell Co., North Carolina, USA
26.9km (16.7 miles) Buffalo Vein Mine (Sharpes Emerald prospect; Squirrel Nut Mine), Hiddenite, Alexander Co., North Carolina, USA
27.0km (16.7 miles) Stony Point, Alexander Co., North Carolina, USA
27.2km (16.9 miles) Adams Hiddenite and Emerald Mine (Alexander prospect; Abernathy prospect; Hiddenite Mine; Warren Mine; Turner Mine), Alexander Co., North Carolina, USA
28.2km (17.5 miles) Emerald Valley Mine, Hiddenite, Alexander Co., North Carolina, USA
28.4km (17.6 miles) Ellis Mine, Alexander Co., North Carolina, USA
28.4km (17.6 miles) Pyler-Benfield Hiddenite-Emerald Pit, Hiddenite, Alexander Co., North Carolina, USA
29.0km (18.0 miles) Rist Mine (North America Emerald Mine; American Gems Mine; LKA International Emerald Mine), Hiddenite, Alexander Co., North Carolina, USA
 
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