Rutile Rutile is the most common and stable form of titanium dioxide found in nature. It forms under high pressure and high temperature in igneous and metamorphic rocks. It is a key ingredient in paint and also a useful component in optical equipment.
Corundum is a crystalline form of aluminum oxide Al2O3 with traces of iron titanium and chromium. It is a rock-forming mineral. It is one of the Crystal System Trigonal Color Variable; colorless yellow orange red blue violet golden-brown gray and green. Luster
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Niobium is present in many minerals. The minerals pyrochlore and to lesser extent betafite columbite and samarskite are mined for niobium. It also is produced as a by-product of tin processing. Niobium is mined in Brazil Canada Zaire China and Nigeria.
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Scandium is rare with only a very small amount of worldwide production per year. It is present in minute quantities in many minerals notably monazite. However it is only economical to extract it from uranium ore tailings and from the minerals euxenite
Titanium chiefly is obtained from the minerals rutile ilmenite and rarely from anatase beta-titanium dioxide . Other titanium-bearing minerals include perovskite sphene and titanite. These minerals resist weathering and are concentrated in placers and wind-blown sand deposits.
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Most deposits of titanium minerals are found in Australia Canada United States India South Africa Ukraine and Norway according to Minerals Edu ion Coalition. It is found in numerous minerals particularly ilmenite and rutile.