Ilmenite meaning

ĭlmə-nīt
A lustrous black to brownish titanium ore, essentially FeTiO3 .
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A hard, dark brown or black, rhombohedral mineral, FeTiO3, an oxide of iron and titanium.
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A lustrous black to brownish rhombohedral mineral that is an ore of titanium. Ilmenite occurs in igneous rocks and is one of the principal dark minerals observed in beach sands. Chemical formula: FeTiO3.
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(mineralogy) A weakly magnetic dark gray mineral found in metamorphic and igneous rocks; it is a mixed oxide of iron and titanium, FeTiO3
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Origin of ilmenite

  • After the Ilmen Mountains, a range of the southern Ural Mountains

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Named after Ilmen Mountains in Russia, in 1827.

    From Wiktionary