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Mineral resource of the month: kyanite

January 1, 2013

Kyanite and related minerals are used in making refractories, which are materials that can withstand high-temperature environments, generally in excess of 1,100 degrees Celsius. Refractories form an inner lining to furnaces, kilns and other containers with which molten metals and glass come into contact. Fifty to 70 percent of global refractory consumption is related to the steel industry.

Citation Information

Publication Year 2007
Title Mineral resource of the month: kyanite
Authors Michael J. Potter
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Geotimes
Index ID 70045845
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization National Minerals Information Center