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Id 120
Identification Type Mineral
Name Rutile
Distinguishing Features
Description Transparent gray-green. Nonpleochroic. Strong second-order birefringence with vivid colors. High relief.

Usually detrital, but in rare cases may form diagenetically (M. Talbot, pers. comm). May appear as multiple contact twins.
Tags high-relief
transparent
twinned
heavy-mineral
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Unique Identification: Rutile
Site name: Lake Bosumtwi
Light type: Plane-Polarized Light
Magnification: not specified
Submitted by: not specified
Notes: none
Image Tags: none
Unique Identification: Rutile
Site name: Little Harding Lake
Light type: Cross-Polarized Light
Magnification: 400.0
Submitted by: Mark Shapley
Notes: Apparent diagenetic rutile associated with altered mafic silicates, opaques and abundant organic matter
Image Tags: diagenetic
Unique Identification: Rutile
Site name: Little Harding Lake
Light type: Plane-Polarized Light
Magnification: 400.0
Submitted by: Mark Shapley
Notes: Apparent diagenetic rutile associated with altered mafic silicates, opaques and abundant organic matter
Image Tags: diagenetic
Unique Identification: Rutile
Site name: Little Harding Lake
Light type: Cross-Polarized Light
Magnification: 400.0
Submitted by: Mark Shapley
Notes: Apparent diagenetic rutile associated with altered mafic silicates, opaques and abundant organic matter
Image Tags: diagenetic
Unique Identification: Rutile
Site name: Little Harding Lake
Light type: Plane-Polarized Light
Magnification: 400.0
Submitted by: Mark Shapley
Notes: Apparent diagenetic rutile associated with altered mafic silicates, opaques and abundant organic matter
Image Tags: diagenetic
Unique Identification: Rutile
Site name: Lake Bosumtwi
Light type: Cross-Polarized Light
Magnification: not specified
Submitted by: not specified
Notes: none
Image Tags: none