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Mineral resource of the month: talc

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When most people think of talc, they probably think of talcum and baby powder. However, these uses of talc are quite minor compared to its wide variety of applications in manufacturing. The leading use of talc is in the production of ceramics, where it acts as a source of magnesium oxide, serves as a flux to reduce firing temperatures and improves thermal shock characteristics of the final product.

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Title:
Mineral resource of the month: talc
Series title:
Geotimes
Volume
2007
Issue:
July
Year Published:
2007
Language:
English
Publisher:
AGI
Contributing office(s):
National Minerals Information Center
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