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Vietnam antimony: exploration accelerates

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Published: Monday, 03 June 2013

Vietnam boasts vast quantities of antimony, with numerous mines and occurrences. But it remains a largely untapped resource, as Tran Kim Phuong, Vietnam Institute of Geosciences and Mineral Resources (VIGMR), reports

By Tran Kim Phuong

Antimony is a strategic mineral and has found a variety of uses since 4000 BC. When combined with lead, tin and copper, the mineral forms a number of different alloys, such as anti-friction metal, or Brittania metal - a pewter-type alloy. Typical uses are in electric storage...

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