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Rutile from
New Cornelia Mine (Ajo Mine), Ajo, Little Ajo Mts, Ajo Mining District, Pima Co., Arizona, USA

Locality type:Mine
Classification
Species:Rutile
Formula:TiO2
Comments:Rock forming mineral; microscopic constitutent of the quartz monzonite; sagenite type formed during chloritization of biotite; primary material as stumpy crystals. It occurs as equant grains over 20 microns at roughly 0.1% in-K feldspar. It is high in Nb.
Habit:Stumpy, euhedral, somewhat rounded prisms (primary material).
Confirmation
Validity:Believed Valid
References
References:Thomas, W.J. & R.B. Gibbs (1983), Famous mineral localities: The New Cornelia mine, Ajo, AZ, Min.Rec.: 14: 283-298; Gilluly, J. (1946), The Ajo mining district, Arizona, USGS PP 209: 91.
Data
Mineral Data:Click here to view Rutile data
Locality Data:Click here to view New Cornelia Mine (Ajo Mine), Ajo, Little Ajo Mts, Ajo Mining District, Pima Co., Arizona, USA
Nearest other occurrences of Rutile
73.8km (45.9 miles) Linda Lee claims, Quijotoa (Covered Wells), Quijotoa Mining District, Quijotoa Mts, Pima Co., Arizona, USA
92.3km (57.3 miles) Lakeshore Mine (Casa Grande Mine; Trans Arizona Res. Inc. Mine; Treasure State Mine; Cyprus Casa Grande Mine; Tohono Mine; Cyprus Tohono Mine), North Komelik area, Casa Grande Mining District, Slate Mts, Tohono O'odham Indian Reservation, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA
 
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