TUNGSTEN (WOLFRAM), URANIUM , THORIUM AND TITANIUM ORES AND ARTICLES

TUNGSTEN
Tungsten (W) is a metal with a wide range of uses, the largest of which is as tungsten carbide in cemented carbides. Cemented carbides (also called hardmetals) are wear-resistant materials used by the metalworking, mining, and construction industries. 

Tungsten metal wires, electrodes, and/or contacts are used in lighting, electronic, electrical, heating, and welding applications. Tungsten is also used to make heavy metal alloys for armaments, heat sinks, and high-density applications, such as weights and counterweights; superalloys for turbine blades; tool steels; and wear-resistant alloy parts and coatings. 

Tungsten composites are used as a substitute for lead in bullets and shot.  Tungsten chemical compounds are used in catalysts, inorganic pigments, and high-temperature lubricants.

URANIUM
Uraninite is the principle radioactive mineral, and it was once thought to be worthless. When the discovery of its useful uranium content was unveiled, it became extremely significant. It is the most common and widespread uranium mineral, making it the best known uranium ore. Many collectors refrain from collecting uranium minerals because of their hazards and fragility. 

THORIUM
Radioactive silvery metal. Metal protected by oxide coating. Attached by steam and slowly by acids. Metal itself is soft an ductile but alloys can be strong. Used in refractory materials, nuclear fuel elements, and incandescent gas mantles.

TITANIUM
Titanium is a metal that is as strong as steel but weighs a whole lot less.  It is a very common mineral and is found in igneous rocks. It is usually found in rutile, ilmenite, magnetite, and iron.  It is only found in a combination; never by itself. 

Titanium is used for medical equipment, jewelry, military armor, airplanes, paint, paper, plastics, and laptop computers.  Titanium can handle high heat so it is used in industries that need this quality.

 

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