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ilmenite Line breaks: il¦men|ite
Pronunciation: /ˈɪlmənʌɪt/

Definition of ilmenite in English:


[mass noun]
A black mineral consisting of oxides of iron and titanium, of which it is the main ore.
Example sentences
  • Some of the characteristic minerals found in kimberlite are olivine, pyrope garnet, enstatite, diopside, ilmenite, phlogopite, perovskite, magnetite, and spinel.
  • Titanium resides principally in heavy minerals: ilmenite, rutile, anatase and sphene, whereas Zr is located predominantly in zircon.
  • The pegmatite is composed of microcline, plagioclase and quartz with minor amounts of clinopyroxene, orthopyroxene, ilmenite and zircon.


Early 19th century: named after the Ilmen mountains in the Urals + -ite1.

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