Mineral resource of the month: kyanite




Kyanite and related minerals are used in making refractories, which are materials that can withstand high-temperature environments, generally in excess of 1,100 degrees Celsius. Refractories form an inner lining to furnaces, kilns and other containers with which molten metals and glass come into contact. Fifty to 70 percent of global refractory consumption is related to the steel industry.
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Title Mineral resource of the month: kyanite
Series title Geotimes
Volume 2007
Issue January
Year Published 2007
Language English
Publisher AGI
Contributing office(s) National Minerals Information Center
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