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Ilmenite

Oxide mineral

Ilmenite, also known as manaccanite, is a titanium-iron oxide mineral with the idealized formula FeTiO 3. It is a weakly magnetic black or steel-gray solid. From a commercial perspective, ilmenite is the most important ore of titanium Ilmenite is the main source of titanium dioxide fabrics, plastics, paper, sunscreen, food and cosmetics.

Identification

Color of mineral

Iron
Black
Grey
Brown

Mohs scale ( mineral hardness )

5

Luster ( interacts light )

Metallic
Submetallic

Crystal ( diaphaneity )

Trigonal