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Mineral resource of the month: beryllium

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Abstract

The article discusses information about Beryllium. It notes that Beryllium is a light metal that has a gray color. The metal is used in the production of parts and devices including bearings, computer-chip heat sinks, and output windows of X-ray tubes. The article mentions Beryllium's discovery in 1798 by French chemist, Louis-Nicolas Vanquelin. It cites that bertrandite and beryl are the principal mineral components for the commercial production of beryllium.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Mineral resource of the month: beryllium
Series title:
Earth
Volume
58
Issue:
2
Year Published:
2013
Language:
English
Publisher:
AGI
Contributing office(s):
National Minerals Information Center
Description:
1 p.
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
First page:
57
Last page:
57