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Mineral resource of the month: tungsten

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Abstract

The article offers information on tungsten. It says that tungsten is a metal found in chemical compounds such as in the scheelite and ore minerals wolframite. It states that tungsten has the highest melting point and it forms a compound as hard as diamond when combined with carbon. It states that tungsten can be used as a substitute for lead in fishing weights, ammunition, and hunting shot. Moreover, China started to export tungsten materials and products instead of tungsten raw materials.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Mineral resource of the month: tungsten
Series title:
Earth
Volume
57
Issue:
9
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:
57
Last page:
57