Anatase



Anatase, a titanium oxide mineral, was first found in the Buckwheat Dolomite by W. B. Thomas and was later reported by Frondel (1972) and Peters et al. (1983). It is reported to be deep blue, with the morphological characteristics of common anatase, but its identification to date is only visual. It is very rare locally. (Dunn, 1995)

 Location Found: Franklin
     
 
 Year Discovered: 1801
     
 Formula: TiO2
 Essential Elements: Oxygen, Titanium
 All Elements in Formula: Oxygen, Titanium
     
 IMA Status: Approved
     
     
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 References:
Dunn, Pete J. (1995). Franklin and Sterling Hill New Jersey: the world's most magnificent mineral deposits. Franklin, NJ.: The Franklin-Ogdensburg Mineralogical Society. p.584

Frondel, Clifford (1972). The minerals of Franklin and Sterling Hill, a checklist. NY.: John Willey & Sons. p.41


The Picking Table References
 PT Issue and PageDescription / Comment
View IssueV. 51, No. 2 - Fall 2010, pg. 14Anatase and Its Polymorph Cousins of the Buckwheat
View IssueV. 24 No. 2 - Fall 1983, pg. 11Minerals of the Buckwheat Dolomite Franklin, New Jersey, Anatase (small description)
View IssueV. 10, No. 2 - August 1969, pg. 7Mineral Notes - Anatase
View IssueV. 10, No. 1 - February 1969, pg. 6Mineral Notes - #252 - Anatase
     
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