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Mineral resource of the month: mercury

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Abstract

The article offers information on mercury, a mineral commodity used in industrial and small-scale gold mining applications. Mercury has been reported to be used for amalgamation with gold since the Roman times. Mercury from cinnabar from Almadén, Spain has been used by Romans and has been continued to be used through the Middle Ages and the Colonial era.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Mineral resource of the month: mercury
Series title:
Earth
Volume
57
Issue:
11
Year Published:
2012
Language:
English
Publisher:
AGI
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:
61
Last page:
61