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