Mineral resource of the month: germanium




Germanium is a hard, brittle semimetal that first came into use over a half-century ago as a semiconductor material in radar units and in the first transistor ever made. Most germanium is recovered as a byproduct of zinc smelting, but it has also been recovered at some copper smelters and from the fly ash of coal-burning industrial power plants.
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Title Mineral resource of the month: germanium
Series title Geotimes
Volume 2003
Issue June
Year Published 2003
Language English
Publisher AGI
Contributing office(s) National Minerals Information Center
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