Titanium is a dark grey, lustrous metallic, and it does not have an odor. Titanium is the fourth most common metallic element found in the Earth's crust.
Titanium is valued for its strength to weight ratio, and it is typically sought after for the aerospace industry. Titanium can be found worldwide, and it naturally exists as an oxide ore. To extract titanium in its elemental form, mining operations process the ore with chlorine gas and magnesium. Sodium is sometimes used in the purification process as well. As forging technology for titanium has advanced, it has become much more widely used.