from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A mineral, mostly composed of rutile, occurring in igneous rocks, often by alteration of ilmenite or other titanium minerals
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A nearly opaque white mineral, in part identical with titanite, observed in some igneous rocks as the result of the alteration of titanic iron.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An opaque white substance often observed in thin sections of rocks, derived from the alteration of titanic iron. It is, sometimes at least, identical with titanite in composition.
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The Grande Cote Project scope now provides for the production of both zircon and ilmenite as the main products, with minor quantities of rutile and leucoxene.
Matilda's strategy is to develop the advanced zircon projects in the Tiwi Islands and the leucoxene project at Keysbrook to provide an immediate revenue stream.
The deposit is unusual in that it has leucoxene as its major constituent which makes the heavy mineral suite of higher value than the ilmenite dominated deposits normally found in south-west of Western Australia.
Image Resources continues to be most encouraged by the drilling results received to date which point to potential for extensive zircon-rich mineralisation with significant high titanium leucoxene and rutile credits.
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