Mineral resource of the month: tantalum



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The article offers information on a rare transition metal called tantalum. It says that the blue-gray mineral resource was discovered in 1801 or 1802 and was used for capacitors in 1940. It adds that the tantalite ore and other minerals in the ore should be separated in order to generate concentrates of tantalum. The use of tantalum are also cited.
Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Mineral resource of the month: tantalum
Series title Earth
Volume 56
Issue 5
Year Published 2011
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 25
Last page 25
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