Rutile sand

A brown to black, fine-particled and abrasive mineral obtained from sands. Insoluble in water. Used for hardening steels; for welding and in ceramics, ie, industrial metallurgical purposes, including preparation of certain fluxes and alloys. Also a source of titanium dioxide for the production of steel. May be dusty. Extremely valuable. Bulk density: 2,500 - 2,700 kg/m3.
Trade Names (Synonyms)
Natural titanium dioxide


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