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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

Simplified Chinese:白钛石

Common Associates

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

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

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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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