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A lustrous black to brownish titanium ore, essentially FeTiO3.

[After the Ilmen Mountains, a range of the southern Ural Mountains.]
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(Minerals) a black mineral found in igneous rocks as layered deposits and in veins. It is the chief source of titanium. Composition: iron titanium oxide. Formula: FeTiO3. Crystal structure: hexagonal (rhombohedral)
[C19: from Ilmen, mountain range in the southern Urals, Russia, + -ite1]
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(ˈɪl məˌnaɪt)

a common black mineral, iron titanate, FeTiO3, an ore of titanium.
[1820–30; after the Ilmen Mountains in the S Urals, where first identified; see -ite1]
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Noun1.ilmenite - a weakly magnetic black mineral found in metamorphic and plutonic rocks; an iron titanium oxide in crystalline form; a source of titanium
atomic number 22, Ti, titanium - a light strong grey lustrous corrosion-resistant metallic element used in strong lightweight alloys (as for airplane parts); the main sources are rutile and ilmenite
mineral - solid homogeneous inorganic substances occurring in nature having a definite chemical composition
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Operationally, ilmenite production fell 13% to 402,698 tonnes with zircon production falling 14% to 31,941.
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Constrained supply of ilmenite and rutile in the global market continue to push the Kwale's Base Titanium to pursue more mine areas in the region.
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Lomon Billions said it intends to buy Sichuan Anning Iron and Titanium Co., Ltd., an ilmenite and iron concentrate producer in Panzhihua, China, for 4.5-5 billion RMB ($789.70 million).
Moreover, he noted that the EBSC agreed with Suez Steel Company to buy minerals, such as ilmenite, to use in the steel industry.
The market research company, Ceresana extensively analyzed the global market for titanium dioxide along the complete value-added chain already for the second time: from the feedstock ilmenite, leucoxene, and rutile to the refined intermediates titanium slag and synthetic rutile up to the individual end products.