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Magnesite

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What is magnesite and where do I use it? Magnesite is the common name for the mineral magnesium carbonate (MgCO3). Pure, uncontaminated magnesite contains the equivalent of 47.8% magnesium oxide (MgO). The main use for magnesite is in the production of magnesia for refractory industries (steel, cement and other refractory totalling approximately 84% of the […]

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Germanium

Germanium

What Is Germanium and Where Do I Use It? Germanium is a chemical element with symbol Ge and atomic number 32. It is a brittle, silvery-white semi-metal. As is the case for many minor metals, germanium does not occur in its elemental state in nature, but is found as a trace metal in a variety […]

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Cobalt

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What Is Cobalt And Where Do I Use It? Cobalt is a relatively abundant metal element which is almost always found in combination with other naturally occurring minerals. It is naturally occurring and exists in the environment in soil/dust/rocks and in vegetation. It is an essential dietary element for the growth of animals and micro-organisms. […]

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Borates

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What are Borates And Where Do I Use Them? Boron, the semi metallic element with atomic number 5, does not occur in nature as free element. It rather occurs in the form of a natural mineral associated with other elements such as Na, Ca, and Mg. Among over 200 naturally occurring boron minerals, the most […]

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