Where is titanium found or better...where is titanium NOT found



There are tons of places where is titanium found, and they are evenly distributed practically almost anywhere you can think of, from soil and plants to the moon and stars.



There are even some atoms of titanium metal contained inside your body. Yes, that's right. Each and everyone of us has some infinitezimal quantities of titanium in our bloodsteam, and we're not talking about those who had received a recent dental implant or have had an injury and were inserted some other titanium surgical reconstruction devices, such as plates or screws.

The average human individual carries some few hundrends milligrams of titanium metal, while the daily intake is approximately 0.8 mg. Only a small part of this is absorbed by the body, though. Titanium does not play a significant role in any body functions. At least none that has been discovered yet.It is practically non-toxic, because the body can tolerate relatively high doses and it does not accumulate over time.

Another place where is titanium found is the sun and in meteorites, and that is our hope for the future if we run out of titanium metal from Earth, though mining from the sun and the stars could prove somewhat difficult, at least because of the emanated heat of the stars, if the interstellar light year distance would eventually be dealt with somehow. However, It’s good it’s not our job to do it. After all, our grandchildren should have something to do.

The presence of titanium in space bodies has been proved by rocks samples brought back by various space exploration missions (the most notorious being Apollo 17 from the moon), and in the stars by the detection titanium oxide bands in spectra of the sun and other M-type stars.

On some more earthly basis, titanium in its natural state occurs, as many other minerals, in alluvial and volcanic formations (almost always). The raw ores that have commercial significance in producing titanium are ilmenite and rutile. Ilmenite is named for its place of discovery at Ilmen Lake in the Ilmen Mountains in the southern portion of the Ural Mountains of Russia. Ilmenite provides about 90% of the titanium used every year. It is estimated that the resources of ilmenite in the world contain 1 billion tons of titanium dioxide.

Rutile was the first mineral where titanium is found by Klaproth. Rutile has about 95 percent titanium dioxide and derives its name from the Latin rutilus, red, in reference to the deep red color observed in some specimens when viewed by transmitted light. The largest deposits where is titanium found are in Australia, Canada, India, Norway, South Africa, Ukraine, and the United States.

Titanium is to be found on some more commercial basis at different titanium suppliers. If you’re lucky you cold find some good prices or a wholesale promotion.


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