Vietnam antimony: exploration accelerates
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...