What is it and where is it formed?
Titanium is a metal that is as strong as steel but weighs a
whole lot less. It is a very common
mineral and is found in
igneous rocks. It is usually found in rutile, ilmenite,
magnetite, and iron. It is only found in a combination; never
How and where is it mined? Titanium is
strip mining. The soil is sent to factories where
they take out the ore. It costs a lot of money to separate
titanium from ore. Because of this, titanium costs a lot of
money. It is mined in China, Russia, Australia, Canada, India,
Norway, South Africa, Ukraine, and the United States [Arkansas].
What is it used for? Titanium is used for
medical equipment, jewelry, military armor, airplanes, paint,
paper, plastics, and laptop computers. Titanium can handle high
heat so it is used in industries that need this quality.