The mineral also warns about possible danger.Ilmenite was named after the Ilmen Mountains, Russia, where it was first found. Another name for the mineral is titanium iron ore.

Ilmenite is a titanium-iron oxide. The mineral’s coloring is black with a steel gray or brownish hue. The lustre is metallic or semimetallic. The hardness of the mineral makes up 5.0-6.0, and the density is 4.7-4.8 g/cm3. The major deposits are located in Australia, Russia, Norway, Ukraine, Sweden, India, Canada, Argentina, the USA, and others.

Healing Properties

Lithotherapists claim that ilmenite promotes the blood diseases treatment. It is especially helpful in iron deficiency if you wear the stone as a bead necklace or a bracelet.

Magical Properties

ilmenite promotes the blood diseases treatmentIlmenite makes its owner brave, strong and enduring. It endows one with courage, boldness, and passion. One might as well say that it turns its owner into a man of iron, since the mineral itself consists of the elements such as iron and titanium.

Astrologers do not recommend wearing ilmenite to people born under the fire signs (Aries, Leo, Sagittarius). It makes them aggressive, reckless and so pushing that their behavior may be recognized as rude. The rest of the signs of the zodiac can wear this stone.

As a talisman and amulet, ilmenite protects its owner from any kind of violence. It helps one get though the difficulties at work or when traveling. The mineral also warns about possible danger. It is a talisman of military officers, lawyers and people engaged in extreme sports.