Mineral Resource of the Month: Niobium

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Niobium, also called columbium, is a transition metal with a very high melting point. It is in greatest demand in industrialized countries, like the United States, because of its defense-related uses in the aerospace, energy and transportation industries. Niobium is used mostly to make high-strength, low-alloy (HSLA) steel and stainless steel. HSLA steels are used in large-diameter pipes for oil and natural gas pipelines and automobile wheels.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Mineral Resource of the Month: Niobium
Series title Earth
Volume July 2014
Year Published 2014
Language English
Publisher AGI
Contributing office(s) National Minerals Information Center
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