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Metallic mineral resources
Resources from which ductile, malleable, opaque,and reflective metals that are also good heat and electricity conductors can be extracted.
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Geologic studies of mercury [More info]
Collection of six short papers related to the mercury geochemical society, the study of mercury in coal, concentrations in sediment, soil, water, and fish collected near mercury and gold mines, and volanic emissions of mercury.
PDF Germanium: giving microelectronics an efficiency boost [More info]
Explains how we use the rare trace metal Germanium, where we find it, and outlines the supply and demand situation worldwide for this element.
PDF Indium: bringing liquid-crystal displays into focus [More info]
Explains the uses for, sources of, and supply and demand for this rare metal element.
PDF Lead-Soft and easy to cast [More info]
Explains how we use lead, where it comes from, and how we might ensure that we have adequate supplies of this mineral commodity in the future.
PDF Lithium: for harnessing renewable energy [More info]
Explains how this element is used, where we get it, and prospects for future supply and demand.
PDF Nickel - Makes stainless steel strong [More info]
Uses, sources, and history of Nickel as a mineral commodity.
PDF Niobium and tantalum: indispensable twins [More info]
Explains why these elements are commonly discussed together, how they are used, where we get them, and prospects for future supply and demand.
PDF Platinum-group elements: so many excellent properties [More info]
These elements, abbreviated as PGE, include platinum, palladium, rhodium, ruthenium, iridium, and osmium. They have similar physical and chemical properties and occur together in nature.
PDF Rare earth elements--End use and recyclability [More info]
Rare earth element use is changing with technology. This report explains how we use them and the prospects for recycling these important commodities.
PDF Rhenium: a rare metal critical in modern transportation [More info]
Explains how we use this rare metal, where it comes from, and describes the supply and demand situation for this commodity.
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