Mineralogical Nomenclature: Pseudorutile Revalidated and Neotype Given

Ian E. Grey, John A. Watts and Peter Bayliss
CSIRO Mineral Products, P.O. Box 124, Port Melbourne, Vic 3207, Australia
Australian Museum, P.O. Box A285, Sydney, N.S.W. 2000, Australia

Abstract: Pseudorutile, Fe23+Ti3O9, has recently been revalidated as a mineral species, and the neotype locality is now South Neptune Island, South Australia. Powder X-ray diffraction data are given on a hexagonal primitive unit cell with a = 2.8667(5) and c = 4.5985(9) Å. Leucoxene, arizonite and proarizonite are considered to be mixtures. Kleberite is considered to be a hydroxylian pseudorutile, Fe2−x3+Ti3O9−3x(OH)3x.

Keywords: pseudorutile • arizonite • proarizonite • leucoxene • kleberite • type specimen • type locality

Mineralogical Magazine; December 1994 v. 58; no. 393; p. 597-600; DOI: 10.1180/minmag.1994.058.393.07
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