ilmenite ilmenite

Definition(s):

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

Usage(s):

  1. Around Jacksonville, two companies are mining ilmenite and rutile, from which the wonder metal titanium is produced.
  2. Florida mines ilmenite and rutile ore.
  3. He has sent geologist scouts around the continent hunting deposits of rutile and ilmenite, the chief sources of titanium.

News

  • Irish-based miner Kenmare eyes $106 mln cash injection

    LONDON (Reuters) - Irish-based miner Kenmare Resources said it would sell new shares to raise 66.33 million pounds in short term liquidity after weak pricing for minerals and lower production caused a funding squeeze. Kenmare, which mines ilmenite and zircon from its Moma mine in Mozambique, said on Thursday it would place 250.3 million new ordinary shares, representing 9.89 percent of its ...
    on October 11, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

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Quotes

  • "Every tonne of sponge requires three tonnes of ilmenite, so that's 45,000 tonnes of ilmenite (a year) from Kuranakh," Hambro said.
    on Jan 10, 2008 By: Jay Hambro Source: Reuters

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