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A variety of Anatase

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

Classification of Xanthitane

Chemical Properties of Xanthitane

Elements listed in formula:

Other Information

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

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.
(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
  • North Carolina
    • Henderson Co.
Smithsonian Institution Mineral Reference Collection No.128703-00
  • South Carolina
    • Greenville Co.
Van King
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