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Mineral resource of the month: antimony

January 1, 2008

The article describes the characteristics and industrial uses of antimony. Antimony, which is produced as a byproduct of mining other metals such as gold, lead or silver, is used in everything from flame retardants, batteries, ceramics and glass. It is also used in glass for television picture tubes, computer monitors, pigments and catalysts.

Publication Year 2008
Title Mineral resource of the month: antimony
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Earth
Index ID 70045919
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization National Minerals Information Center