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Identification: Rutile is a titanium oxide, TiO2. It is red, red-brown to black in color, with a yellow or pale brown streak.  The specific gravity is 4.2 to 4.3 and hardness from 6.0 to 6.5. In Florida, rutile occurs as rounded sand-size particles.
Occurrence: Rutile is a heavy mineral in Florida's sands and is found associated with ilmenite, zircon, staurolite and others.
Production: Rutile is produced along with ilmenite in Clay, Duval, and Indian River counties. 
See Ilmenite


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