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Pseudorutile

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Formula:
Fe2Ti3O9
Colour:
Black
Hardness:
Crystal System:
Hexagonal
Name:
Named for the relation to rutile.
Closely related to kleberite.

See also Arizonite (of Palmer).


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Classification of PseudorutileHide

Approved
4.CB.25

4 : OXIDES (Hydroxides, V[5,6] vanadates, arsenites, antimonites, bismuthites, sulfites, selenites, tellurites, iodates)
C : Metal: Oxygen = 2: 3,3: 5, and similar
B : With medium-sized cations
8.4.2.1

8 : MULTIPLE OXIDES CONTAINING NIOBIUM,TANTALUM OR TITANIUM
4 : A2B3O9
7.9.18

7 : Oxides and Hydroxides
9 : Oxides of Ti

Physical Properties of PseudorutileHide

Colour:
Black
Streak:
Reddish brown
Hardness:
3½ on Mohs scale

Chemical Properties of PseudorutileHide

Formula:
Fe2Ti3O9
IMA Formula:
Fe3+2Ti4+3O9

Crystallography of PseudorutileHide

Crystal System:
Hexagonal
Cell Parameters:
a = 14.37 Å, c = 4.61 Å
Ratio:
a:c = 1 : 0.321
Unit Cell V:
824.41 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

Type Occurrence of PseudorutileHide

Other Language Names for PseudorutileHide

Varieties of PseudorutileHide

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Topaz1 photo of Pseudorutile associated with Topaz on mindat.org.
Bixbyite1 photo of Pseudorutile associated with Bixbyite on mindat.org.

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

4.CB.05BrizziiteNaSb5+O3Trig. 3 : R3
4.CB.05CorundumAl2O3Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3c
4.CB.05Ecandrewsite(Zn,Fe2+,Mn2+)TiO3Trig. 3 : R3
4.CB.05EskolaiteCr2O3Trig.
4.CB.05GeikieliteMgTiO3Trig. 3 : R3
4.CB.05HematiteFe2O3Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3c
4.CB.05IlmeniteFe2+TiO3Trig. 3 : R3
4.CB.05KarelianiteV3+2O3Trig.
4.CB.05MelanostibiteMn2+(Sb5+,Fe3+)O3Trig.
4.CB.05PyrophaniteMn2+TiO3Trig. 3 : R3
4.CB.05Akimotoite(Mg,Fe2+)SiO3Trig.
4.CB.05AuroantimonateAuSbO3
4.CB.05UM1998-11-O-AuHSbAu+2Sb3+O2(OH)
4.CB.05TistariteTi3+2O3Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3c
4.CB.10AvicenniteTl2O3Iso. m3 (2/m 3) : Ia3
4.CB.10BixbyiteMn3+2O3Iso. m3 (2/m 3) : Ia3
4.CB.15Armalcolite(Mg,Fe2+)Ti2O5Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
4.CB.15PseudobrookiteFe2TiO5Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
4.CB.20Zincohögbomite-2N2S[(Zn,Al,Fe2+)3(Al,Fe3+,Ti)8O15(OH)]2Hex. 6mm : P63mc
4.CB.20Zincohögbomite-2N6S[(Zn,Mg)7(Al,Fe3+,Ti)16O31(OH)]2Hex. 6mm : P63mc
4.CB.20Magnesiohögbomite-6N6S[(Mg,Fe2+)3(Al,Ti,Fe3+)8O15(OH)]6Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
4.CB.20Magnesiohögbomite-2N3S[(Mg,Fe2+,Zn)4(Al,Ti,Fe3+)10O19(OH)]2Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : P3 1m
4.CB.20Magnesiohögbomite-2N2S[(Mg,Fe2+)3[Al7(Ti,Fe3+)]O15(OH)]2Hex. 6mm : P63mc
4.CB.20Ferrohögbomite-6N12S[(Fe2+,Mg,Zn)5(Al,Ti,Fe3+)12O23(OH)]6Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
4.CB.25KleberiteFeTi6O11(OH)5Mon. 2/m : P21/b
4.CB.30BerdesinskiiteV3+2TiO5Mon.
4.CB.30OxyvaniteV3+2V4+O5Mon. 2/m : B2/b
4.CB.35Olkhonskite(Cr,V)2Ti3O9Mon.
4.CB.35SchreyeriteV3+2Ti3O9Mon.
4.CB.40KamiokiteFe2Mo3O8Hex.
4.CB.40Nolanite(V3+,Fe3+,Fe2+,Ti)10O14(OH)2Hex.
4.CB.40RinmaniteZn2Sb2Mg2Fe4O14(OH)2Hex. 6 : P63
4.CB.40IseiteMn2Mo3O8Hex. 6mm : P63mc
4.CB.40MajindeiteMg2Mo3O8Hex. 6mm : P63mc
4.CB.45ClaudetiteAs2O3Mon. 2/m
4.CB.45StibioclaudetiteAsSbO3Mon. 2/m : P21/m
4.CB.50ArsenoliteAs2O3Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fd3m
4.CB.50SenarmontiteSb2O3Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fd3m
4.CB.55ValentiniteSb2O3Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pccn
4.CB.60BismiteBi2O3Mon. 2/m : P21/b
4.CB.65SphaerobismoiteBi2O3Tet.
4.CB.70SilléniteBi12SiO20Iso. 2 3 : I2 3
4.CB.75KyzylkumiteV3+Ti2O5(OH)Mon. 2/m : P21/b
4.CB.80TietaiyangiteFe3+4Fe2+TiO9Hex.

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals GroupingHide

7.9.1HongquiiteTiO
7.9.2RutileTiO2Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : P42/mnm
7.9.3AnataseTiO2Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : I41/amd
7.9.4BrookiteTiO2Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
7.9.5GeikieliteMgTiO3Trig. 3 : R3
7.9.6PerovskiteCaTiO3Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnma
7.9.7KassiteCaTi2O4(OH)2Orth.
7.9.8TausoniteSrTiO3Iso. 4 3m
7.9.9CrichtoniteSr(Mn,Y,U)Fe2(Ti,Fe,Cr,V)18(O,OH)38Trig. 3 : R3
7.9.10Lucasite-(Ce)CeTi2(O,OH)6Mon.
7.9.11Hibonite(Ca,Ce)(Al,Ti,Mg)12O19Hex.
7.9.12Yttrocrasite-(Y)(Y,Th,Ca,U)(Ti,Fe)2(O,OH)6Amor.
7.9.13PyrophaniteMn2+TiO3Trig. 3 : R3
7.9.14IwakiiteMn2+Fe3+2O4Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : I41/amd
7.9.15IlmeniteFe2+TiO3Trig. 3 : R3
7.9.16PseudobrookiteFe2TiO5Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
7.9.17UlvöspinelFe2TiO4Iso.
7.9.19FreudenbergiteNa2(Ti,Fe)8O16Mon.
7.9.20KennedyiteFe2TiO5
7.9.21Armalcolite(Mg,Fe2+)Ti2O5Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
7.9.22Högbomite(Mg,Fe)2(Al,Ti)5O10Hex.
7.9.23Qandilite(Mg,Fe3+)2(Ti,Fe3+,Al)O4
7.9.24CafetiteCaTi2O5 · H2OMon. 2/m : P21/b
7.9.25Loveringite(Ca,Ce,La)(Zr,Fe)(Mg,Fe)2(Ti,Fe,Cr,Al)18O38Trig.
7.9.26Lindsleyite(Ba,Sr)(Zr,Ca)(Fe,Mg)2(Ti,Cr,Fe)18O38Trig.
7.9.27PrideriteK(Ti4+7Fe3+)O16Tet.
7.9.28Jeppeite(K,Ba)2(Ti,Fe)6O13Mon.
7.9.29AnkangiteBa(Ti,V3+,Cr)8O16Tet. 4/m : I4/m
7.9.30Ecandrewsite(Zn,Fe2+,Mn2+)TiO3Trig. 3 : R3
7.9.31LandauiteNaMnZn2(Ti,Fe)6Ti12O38Trig. 3 : R3

Other InformationHide

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 PseudorutileHide

Reference List:
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Teufer, G. & Temple, A.K. (1966): Pseudorutile, a new mineral intermediate between ilmenite and rutile in the natural alteration of ilmenite. Nature 211, 179–181. [177-189?]
Grey, I.E. & Reid, A.F. (1975): The structure of pseudorutile and its role in the natural alteration of ilmenite. American Mineralogist 60, 898-906.
Melcher, F. (1991): Fe-Ti-Oxide assemblages in the basal parts of the Central Alpine Brenner Mesozoic, Tyrol/Austria. Mineralogy and Petrology 44, 197-212.
Mineralogical Magazine (1994): 58: 597-600.
American Mineralogist (1995): 80: 1077.

Internet Links for PseudorutileHide

Localities for PseudorutileHide

This 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.

Locality ListHide

- This locality has map coordinates listed. - This locality has estimated coordinates. ⓘ - Click for further information on this occurrence. ? - Indicates mineral may be doubtful at this locality. - Good crystals or important locality for species. - World class for species or very significant. (TL) - Type Locality for a valid mineral species. (FRL) - First Recorded Locality for everything else (eg varieties). Struck out - Mineral was erroneously reported from this locality. Faded * - Never found at this locality but inferred to have existed at some point in the past (eg from pseudomorphs.)

All localities listed without proper references should be considered as questionable.
Algeria
 
  • Algiers Province
C. Hejny et al. (2002) Eur. J. Mineral. 14, 957-967
Antarctica
 
  • Eastern Antarctica
    • Princess Elizabeth Land
      • Ingrid Christensen Coast
        • Prydz Bay
          • Larsemann Hills (Larseman Hills)
Edward S. Grew, et al (2007) European Journal of Mineralogy, 19, 29-245
Australia (TL)
 
  • South Australia
    • Eyre Peninsula
MM (1994), 58, 597-600
  • Tasmania
    • King Island municipality
      • King Island
        • Naracoopa
Bottrill & Bacon in prep
  • Victoria
    • Northern Grampians Shire
      • Carapooee
W.D.Birch in Australian Journal of Earth Sciences (2007) 54 (609-628); Birch, W. D. (2008): Gem corundum from the St Arnaud district, Western Victoria, Australia. Australian J. of Mineralogy 14, 73-78.
    • Swan Hill Rural City
      • Lake Boga
Mills, S.J. (2004)
      • Wemen
Museum Victoria Mineralogy Collection
Austria
 
  • Tyrol
    • North Tyrol
      • Sill valley (Wipp valley)
        • Stubai valley
          • Fulpmes
R. Exel: Die Mineralien und Erzlagerstätten Österreichs (1993)
Cameroon
 
  • North-West Region
    • Nkambe
Tetsopgang, S., Koyanagi, J., Enami, M., and Kihara, K. (2003): Mineralogical Magazine 67(3), 509-516.
Canada
 
  • Northwest Territories
Canadian Mineralogist 41:117-137
  • Ontario
    • Parry Sound District
      • Chapman Township
T. S. Ercit (1994) The geochemistry and crystal chemistry of columbite-group minerals from granitic pegmatites, southwestern Grenville Province, Canadian Shield. The Canadian Mineralogist 32:421-438
  • Québec
    • Montréal
TARASSOFF, P., HORVÁTH, L. and PFENNINGER-HORVÁTH, E. (2006) Famous mineral localities: the Francon quarry, Montréal, Québec. Mineralogical Record, 37, 5-60.
Czech Republic
 
  • Bohemia (Böhmen; Boehmen)
    • Liberec Region
Scharm, B.: Přehled minerálů nalezených v oblasti uranových koncentrací v severočeské křídě. Bulletin mineralogicko-petrografického oddělení Národního muzea v Praze, 1995, roč. 3, s. 169-172.
Germany
 
  • Saxony-Anhalt
    • Bitterfeld
H.-J. Bautsch, G. Rohde, P. Sedlacek & A. Zedler (1978) Kleberit – ein neues Eisen-Titan-Oxidmineral aus tertiären Sanden. Zeitschrift für Geologische Wissenschaften 6, 661-671.
  • Saxony
    • Chemnitz
      • Markersdorf
http://www.uni-wuerzburg.de/mineralogie/schuessler/Pegmatit.pdf
    • Erzgebirge
      • Freiberg District
        • Mohorn
          • Hetzdorf
H.-J. Bautsch, G. Rohde, P. Sedlacek & A. Zedler (1978) Kleberit – ein neues Eisen-Titan-Oxidmineral aus tertiären Sanden. Zeitschrift für Geologische Wissenschaften 6, 661-671.
    • Frohburg
H.-J. Bautsch, G. Rohde, P. Sedlacek & A. Zedler (1978) Kleberit – ein neues Eisen-Titan-Oxidmineral aus tertiären Sanden. Zeitschrift für Geologische Wissenschaften 6, 661-671.
    • Mittweida
      • Königshain
H.-J. Bautsch, G. Rohde, P. Sedlacek & A. Zedler (1978) Kleberit – ein neues Eisen-Titan-Oxidmineral aus tertiären Sanden. Zeitschrift für Geologische Wissenschaften 6, 661-671.
Hungary
 
  • Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén Co.
    • Bükk Mts
      • Bükkszentkereszt
Gál P. (2014): Titán-, nióbium és tantálásványok a Bagolyhegyi Metariolit Formáció (Bükk) képződményeiben. TDK dolgozat, kézirat, ME
Poland
 
  • Lower Silesia (Dolnośląskie)
    • Kłodzko District
      • Nowa Ruda (Neurode)
        • Przygórze
Ł. Kruszewski, PXRD and microprobe data
Russia
 
  • Central Region
    • Tambovskaya Oblast'
Patyk-Kara, N.G., Levchenko, E.N., Stekhin, A.I., Barsegyan, V.V., Bochneva, A.A., Chizhova, I.A., Andrianova, E.A., and Dubinchuk, V.T. (2008): Geology of Ore Deposits 50(3), 218-239.
Slovakia
 
  • Trenčín Region
    • Považská Bystrica Co.
Uher, P., Ondrejka, M., Bačík, P., Broska, I. and Konečný, P. (2015): Britholite, monazite, REE-carbonates and calcite: products of hydrothermal alteration of allanite and apatite in A-type granite from Stupné, Western Carpathians, Slovakia. Lithos, 236-237, 212-225.
South Africa
 
  • Western Cape Province
    • West Coast District
      • Papendorp
Macdonald, W.G., Rozendaal, A., and de Meijer, R.J. (1997): Mineralium Deposita 32, 371-381.
USA
 
  • 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.
    • Park Co.
AmMin 84:754-763
www.smmp.net/IMA-CM/ctms_p.pdf.
  • New Jersey
    • Ocean Co.
http://rruff.geo.arizona.edu/doclib/hom/pseudorutile.pdf.
  • Wisconsin
    • Sauk Co.
      • North Freedom Village
55TH INSTITUTE ON LAKE SUPERIOR GEOLOGY (2009) PROCEEDINGS VOLUME 55 p. 57-58
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