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Minerals used to make aeroplanes
Bauxite Aeroplanes and spacecraft are made of aluminium and titanium. Aluminium comes from a material called bauxite. Titanium comes from the minerals rutile and ilmenite.

Both metals are:

Ilmenite Rutile
Bauxite (top right), ilmenite and rutile are used to make the metal parts of aeroplanes

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