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Mineral resource of the month: lime

January 1, 2013

The article presents facts about lime, which is said to be a caustic chemical manufactured from limestone or other calcium carbonates in a kiln at temperatures ranging from 935 to 1,350 degrees Celsius. It states that lime is widely used in industries such as steelmaking, paper production and chemical manufacturing. It also mentions that global lime production amounts up to 280 million metric tons annually. However, it notes that international trade in lime is limited.

Citation Information

Publication Year 2009
Title Mineral resource of the month: lime
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Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Earth
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Index ID 70045920
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization National Minerals Information Center