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Mineral resource of the month: rhenium

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Rhenium, a silvery-white, heat resistant metal, has increased significantly in importance since its discovery in 1925. First isolated by a team of German chemists studying platinum ore, the mineral was named for the Rhine River. From 1925 until the 1960s, only two metric tons of rhenium were produced worldwide. Since then, its uses have steadily increased, including everything from unleaded gasoline to jet engines, and worldwide annual production now tops 45 metric tons.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Mineral resource of the month: rhenium
Series title:
Earth
Volume
57
Issue:
1
Year Published:
2012
Language:
English
Publisher:
American Geosciences Institute
Publisher location:
Alexandria, VA
Contributing office(s):
National Minerals Information Center
Description:
1 p.
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Earth
First page:
25
Last page:
25
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N