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Rhenium is a silver-white transition metal, and is one of the rarest elements in the Earth's crust.

It is primarily obtained as a by-product when processing other ores, primarily molybdenum and copper ores.

It is used to create high-temperature superalloys - 70% of the worldwide production goes towards making jet-engine parts - and as a catalyst in refining petroleum products.

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Properties of RheniumHide

Atomic Number:
Atomic Weight:
Melting Point:
3459 K (3732°C, 5766°F)
Boiling Point:
5869 K (6142°C, 10104°F)
21.02 g/cm3

Other Commodities associated with Rhenium *Hide

CommodityAssociated LocalitiesTotal Localities% Association (commodity)% Association (Rhenium)
Molybdenum21,0200.20% of all Molybdenum deposits have Rhenium.25.00% of all Rhenium deposits have Molybdenum.
Rare Earths23650.55% of all Rare Earths deposits have Rhenium.25.00% of all Rhenium deposits have Rare Earths.
Silver29,4990.02% of all Silver deposits have Rhenium.25.00% of all Rhenium deposits have Silver.
Gemstones15580.18% of all Gemstones deposits have Rhenium.12.50% of all Rhenium deposits have Gemstones.
Copper18,4240.01% of all Copper deposits have Rhenium.12.50% of all Rhenium deposits have Copper.
Gold120,8240.00% of all Gold deposits have Rhenium.12.50% of all Rhenium deposits have Gold.
Uranium16,5900.02% of all Uranium deposits have Rhenium.12.50% of all Rhenium deposits have Uranium.
Thorium15670.18% of all Thorium deposits have Rhenium.12.50% of all Rhenium deposits have Thorium.
* in exploitable quantities, based on associations listed on mindat.org

Companies producing RheniumHide

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Deposits of RheniumHide

This map shows a selection of deposits that have latitude and longitude coordinates recorded. Click on the symbol to view information about a locality. The symbol next to localities in the list can be used to jump to that position on the map.

Locality ListHide

- This locality has map coordinates listed. - This locality has estimated coordinates.
  • Arizona
    • Pima Co.
      • Sierrita Mts
        • Pima District (Olive District; Mineral Hill District; Twin Buttes District)
          • Batamote Hills
  • Colorado
    • Ouray Co.
      • Red Mountain District
    • Routt Co.
      • Slavonia District
  • Idaho
    • Bear Lake Co.
    • Lemhi Co.
      • Blue Wing District
      • Mackinaw District
        • Idaho Primitive Area
  • North Carolina
    • Burke Co.
      • Brindletown
  • Utah
    • Tooele Co.
      • Boulder Mts
        • North Tintic District (Boulder District; Caledonia District; Oasis District)
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