Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A lustrous black to brownish titanium ore, essentially FeTiO3.

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  • n. A weakly magnetic dark gray mineral found in metamorphic and igneous rocks; it is a mixed oxide of iron and titanium, FeTiO3

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Titanic iron. See menaccanite.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A mineral of a black color and submetallic luster, consisting of the oxids of iron and titanium, and isomorphous with hematite.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a weakly magnetic black mineral found in metamorphic and plutonic rocks; an iron titanium oxide in crystalline form; a source of titanium

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

After the Ilmen Mountains, a range of the southern Ural Mountains.

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Named after Ilmen Mountains in Russia, in 1827.

Examples

  • The proposed titanium plant in Orissa state's Ganjan district will initially produce titanium slag, after processing ilmenite from a sand mine owned by India Rare Earths.

    Nalco Plans Titanium Joint Venture

  • 'No. It is mostly mined as a mineral called ilmenite ... which is one third titanium.'

    Slay Ride

  • QIT Madagascar Minerals (QMM), a joint venture between Rio Tinto and the Madagascar government, is mining ilmenite, which is used in products such as food colouring, sunscreen and paint.

    Engineering News | Home

  • Most heavy-mineral sands also have a high content of titanium-bearing minerals, such as ilmenite and rutile.

    Zirconium

  • Since the moon does not have a breathable atmosphere, minerals, such as ilmenite titanium and iron oxide, may be critical for a sustained human lunar presence.

    NASA Watch: Keith Cowing: October 2005 Archives

  • University of Natal geologist Dr Ron Uken says in terms of the environment, mining coastal dunes for titanium minerals such as ilmenite and rutile "leaves nothing".

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • The main source of titanium in the country are beach sands that contain monazite and ilmenite.

    Nalco Plans Titanium Joint Venture

  • The company has three open-pit mines, according to the prospectus: the Kuranakh mine, now producing titanomagnetite and ilmenite concentrate, and two that will produce magnetite iron ore, one starting in 2013 and the other in 2014.

    Russian Miner Cuts Hong Kong IPO Plan

  • Rio spokesman Nick Cobban said the company hasn't been contacted by the government on the mining contract and said it believed its first export of ilmenite in May had followed the proper procedures.

    Madagascar Mulls Rio Tinto Probe

  • He used an electron microprobe to analyze geological structures called kimberlite pipes — the places you occasionally (but not often) find diamonds — and discovered that the presence of chromite, ilmenite, and high-chrome, low-calcium garnet did indeed predict a rich strike.

    How a Rogue Geologist Discovered a Diamond Trove in the Canadian Arctic

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