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Ilmenite mineral - You can buy these samples

Ilmenite is a mineral of variable composition, also called titanium iron ore, first described in 1827 in Russia, in the Ilmensky mountains, where it forms large deposits. Ilmenite crystals are complex rhomboedic or lamellar, usually distorted. It also forms solid masses. Ilmenite free of impurities is non-magnetic at ordinary temperatures. When the content of iron oxide in it is more than 25%, it becomes magnetic. It is a valuable raw material for the production of titanium. Ilmenite is found in large quantities in the soil of the moon.

You can see ilmenite stone for sale and buy it in the Minerals of Russia online store.

Physical properties of Ilmenite

Category Oxide mineral
(repeating unit)
iron titanium oxide, FeTiO3
IMA symbol Ilm
Strunz classification 4.CB.05
Dana classification
Crystal system Trigonal
Crystal class Rhombohedral (3)
H-M symbol: (3)
Space group R3 (no. 148)
Unit cell a = 5.08854(7)
c = 14.0924(3) [Å]: Z = 6
Color Iron-black; gray with a brownish tint in reflected light
Crystal habit Granular to massive and lamellar exsolutions in hematite or magnetite
Twinning {0001} simple, {1011} lamellar
Cleavage absent; parting on {0001} and {1011}
Fracture Conchoidal to subconchoidal
Tenacity Brittle
Mohs scale hardness 5–6
Luster Metallic to submetallic
Streak Black
Diaphaneity Opaque
Specific gravity 4.70–4.79
Optical properties Uniaxial (–)
Birefringence Strong; O = pinkish brown, E = dark brown (bireflectance)
Other characteristics weakly magnetic
Code: 1416
Potaniny mountains, vicinity of the vermiculite quarry, Southern Urals, RF

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Code: 4082
Marchenko Peak, Khibiny, Kola Peninsula, RF

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Code: 944
Marchenko Peak, Khibiny, Kola Peninsula, RF

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Code: 3784
Marchenko Peak, Khibiny, Kola Peninsula, RF

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