titanite


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ti·tan·ite

 (tīt′n-īt′)
n.
See sphene.
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titanite

(ˈtaɪtəˌnaɪt)
n
(Minerals) another name for sphene
[C19: from German Titanit, so named because it contained titanium]
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Minerals include quartz, K-feldspar, (microperthite, microcline), plagioclase, aegirine-augite, hornblende, titanite, epidote and magnetite.
In most of the cases, but especially in the rocks of intermediate to acid composition, the rocks show moderate to severe hydrothermal alteration, with the development of potassic minerals (sericite, K-feldspar), prehnite, and carbonates accompanied by other secondary minerals (epidote, quartz, chlorite, titanite).
Accessory minerals include zircon, titanite, apatite, and magnetite.
The most common mineral assemblage is plagioclase + quartz+hornblende + biotite with titanite, zircon, apatite and pyrite as accessory minerals (Fig.
15-1, sampled from natural outcrop close to the Raci potok) could be macroscopically described as a medium to coarse-grained, grey to red granoblastic gneiss with a weak foliation composed of K-feldspar, quartz, albite, apatite, titanite, and hornblende (Ondra and Potmesil, 1965).
This Alpine-type deposit produced fantastic specimens of apatite-(CaF), titanite, feldspar and quartz.
Romer and Rotzler demonstrate the importance of understanding the reaction history of metamorphic rocks for accurate interpretation of U-Pb data in metamorphic titanite.
Kyanite, garnet, monazite, and amphibole are common minerals, while apatite, anatase, titanite, corundum, pyroxene, and epidote are rare.
As shown above, the gold orebodies of the Liyuan deposit are mainly hosted within the Archaean gneisses, and plagioclase, hornblende, and ilmenite are very common in the gneisses, and the quartz, K-feldspar, titanite, and chlorite are the typical alteration minerals that are well developed in the altered gneisses [26].