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Mineral resource of the month: tellurium

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Abstract

The article offers information on tellerium, a rare and expensive metal. Tellerium is considered the 71st most abundant element in Earth's crust, along with platinum and palladium. The element belongs to the chalcogen chemical family, and is recovered as a byproduct of nonferrous metal mining. The global demand for tellerium has significantly increased due to the growth in solar cell production in the U.S. and Europe, and thermoplastics in China.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Mineral resource of the month: tellurium
Series title:
Earth
Volume
58
Issue:
3
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