Mineral resource of the month: thorium



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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.
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
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