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Mineral resource of the month: thorium

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Abstract

This article provides information on thorium. Thorium is a natural radioactive element that can be found with other minerals. It can be used to generate power, produce light and transmit energy. Thorium has a potential to be used as a nuclear fuel. This element was discovered by Swedish chemist and mineralogist Jóns Jakob Berzelius in 1828.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Mineral resource of the month: thorium
Series title:
Earth
Volume
54
Issue:
5
Year Published:
2009
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:
27
Last page:
27