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TitleIlmenite and apatite
DescriptionIlmenite, FeTiO3 (iron titanium oxide), is a metallic to submetallic mineral that is generally iron black. At times it can form brightly lustered intricately faceted crystals or radial clusters arranged in a rosette fashion. It is often associated with magnetite and therefore ilmenite is a minor ore of iron as the magnetite and ilmenite are processed for their iron contents. Ilmenite by itself is not a profitable iron ore as the titanium inhibits the smelting process.
LocationUSA ▹ Virginia ▹ Nelson
PhotographerDarla Sondrol. 2001-07-31.
CollectionUniversity of North Dakota Mineralogy Collection #396.
Key wordsIlmenite, Apatite, Virginia
Tech details845 KB. Hand specimen. Fujifilm FinePix S1Pro digital camera; 60mm AF Nikon micro lens.
GeoDIL number1397