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Leucoxene

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An alteration product and mixture of Fe-Ti oxides, including titanite, perovskite, titanian magnetite, but especially ilmenite. Most 'leucoxene' is anatase or rutile.


Classification of Leucoxene

Approved, 'Grandfathered' (first described prior to 1959), Questionable

Synonyms of Leucoxene

Other Language Names for Leucoxene

German:Leukoxen
Simplified Chinese:白钛石

Common Associates

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Ilmenite6 photos of Leucoxene associated with Ilmenite on mindat.org.
Rutile2 photos of Leucoxene associated with Rutile on mindat.org.
Titanite2 photos of Leucoxene associated with Titanite on mindat.org.
Albite2 photos of Leucoxene associated with Albite on mindat.org.
Quartz2 photos of Leucoxene associated with Quartz on mindat.org.
Calcian Elpidite2 photos of Leucoxene associated with Calcian Elpidite on mindat.org.
Aegirine2 photos of Leucoxene associated with Aegirine on mindat.org.
Anatase1 photo of Leucoxene associated with Anatase on mindat.org.
Maghemite1 photo of Leucoxene associated with Maghemite on mindat.org.
Picroilmenite1 photo of Leucoxene associated with Picroilmenite on mindat.org.

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 Leucoxene

Reference List:
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Gümbel (1874), Die paläolith. Eruptivgest, Fichtelgebirg.: 22.
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: 560.
American Mineralogist (1995): 80: 1077.
Mineralogical Magazine (1994): 58: 597.
Burke, Ernest A.J. (2007) A Mass Discreditation of GQN Minerals. Canadian Mineralogist: 44(6): 1557-1560.

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