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Mineral resource of the month: lead

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Abstract

The article discusses the properties and uses lead as a mineral resource. According to the author, lead is a corrosion-resistant, dense, ductile, and malleable blue-gray metal that has been used by humans for 5,000 years. Lead was first used in decorative, fixtures, roofs, pipes, and windows. The author says that lead is the fifth-most consumed metal based on tonnage after iron, aluminum, copper and zinc.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Mineral resource of the month: lead
Series title:
Earth
Volume
55
Issue:
11
Year Published:
2010
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:
29
Last page:
29