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Magnetostatic measurements and rotational hysteresis were carried out on extremely diluted samples of pure, surface modified, bulk doped iron oxides and CrO2. It is found that in all these materials but pure γ-Fe2O3a conflict of anisotropy is active. As a result, the values of remanence ratio jrcan be either lower or higher than the theoretical value of ½ for strictly uniaxial particles depending on the angle between the two anisotropy axis and the relative value of the anisotropy constants. It is therefore found that while for acicular magnetite and CrO2, the introduction of cobalt always produces an increase of jr: the extreme effect of such conflict can be found in high remanence isotropic particles. Such a conflict is minimized in Surface Modified Materials. From rotational hysteresis, Hcvs. angle with applied field and, over all, from CF and IFF parameters, it is suggested that the postreatment of the iron oxides with the Co-containing solutions, beside the increase of Hc, has a beneficial effect on the morphology of the particles.