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Tantalum

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Tantalum and niobium are often found together.


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Properties of TantalumHide

Atomic Number:
73
Atomic Weight:
180.94788(2)
Melting Point:
3290 K (3563°C, 5462°F)
Boiling Point:
5731 K (6004°C, 9856°F)
Density:
16.65 g/cm3

Uses of TantalumHide

Tantalum is used in alloys, as a substitute for platinum in laboratory equipment, in tantalum capacitors in electronic equipment (mobile phones, computers, etc.), and more.

Other Commodities associated with Tantalum *Hide

CommodityAssociated LocalitiesTotal Localities% Association (commodity)% Association (Tantalum)
Niobium (Columbium)7015545.16% of all Niobium (Columbium) deposits have Tantalum.62.50% of all Tantalum deposits have Niobium (Columbium).
Beryllium344427.69% of all Beryllium deposits have Tantalum.30.36% of all Tantalum deposits have Beryllium.
Rare Earths244145.80% of all Rare Earths deposits have Tantalum.21.43% of all Tantalum deposits have Rare Earths.
Mica222,3230.95% of all Mica deposits have Tantalum.19.64% of all Tantalum deposits have Mica.
Uranium177,1910.24% of all Uranium deposits have Tantalum.15.18% of all Tantalum deposits have Uranium.
Feldspar171,3261.28% of all Feldspar deposits have Tantalum.15.18% of all Tantalum deposits have Feldspar.
Thorium165852.74% of all Thorium deposits have Tantalum.14.29% of all Tantalum deposits have Thorium.
Lithium1611813.56% of all Lithium deposits have Tantalum.14.29% of all Tantalum deposits have Lithium.
* in exploitable quantities, based on associations listed on mindat.org

Important ores of TantalumHide

Companies producing TantalumHide

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Deposits of TantalumHide

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.
Australia
 
  • Western Australia
    • Port Hedland Shire
      • Abydos Station
        • Wodgina
Canada
 
  • Manitoba
    • Lac-du-Bonnet area
      • Bernic Lake
  • Northwest Territories
    • Yellowknife Pegmatite field
  • Ontario
    • Kenora District
      • Pickle Lake area
Avalon Advanced Materials Inc.
Avalon Advanced Materials Inc.
  • Québec
    • Nord-du-Québec
      • Jamésie
Critical Elements Corporation
China
 
  • Sichuan
    • Garzê Autonomous Prefecture (Ganzi Autonomous Prefecture)
      • Kangding County
        • Kangding pegmatite field
    • Mianyang
      • Pingwu Co.
    • Ngawa Autonomous Prefecture (Aba Autonomous Prefecture)
      • Jinchuan Co.
  • Xinjiang
    • Hetian Prefecture (Khotan Prefecture; Hotan Prefecture; Hoten Prefecture)
      • Pishan Co. (Pixina Co.; Guma Co.)
    • Yili Hasake Autonomous Prefecture (Ili Kazakh Autonomous Prefecture)
      • Aletai Prefecture (Altay Prefecture)
        • Fuhai Co. (Burultokay Co.)
DR Congo
 
  • Tanganyika
Egypt
 
  • Red Sea
    • Eastern Desert
      • Marsa Alam
Equatorial Guinea
 
  • Continental Region (Rio Muni Region)
Kazakhstan
 
  • East Kazakhstan
    • Kalba Range
      • Irtysh River
Malawi
 
  • Southern Region
    • Mwanza
      • Thambani Mountains
Mkango Resources
Russia
 
  • Buryatia
    • Eastern Sayan
  • Tuva
    • Kaa-Khemsky District
      • Erzin massif
  • Zabaykalsky Krai
Spain
 
  • Galicia
    • Pontevedra
      • Forcarei
        • Forcarei South pegmatite field
USA
 
  • Alabama
    • Coosa Co.
  • Alaska
    • Bethel Census Area
      • Aniak Mining District
    • Dillingham Census Area
      • Bristol Bay Mining District
    • Matanuska-Susitna Borough
      • Valdez Creek Mining District
    • Nome Census Area
      • Serpentine Mining District
    • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area
      • Iditarod Mining District
      • Innoko Mining District
      • Koyukuk Mining District
      • Yukon Flats Mining District
  • Arizona
    • Mohave County
      • Aquarius Mountains (Aquarius Range; Peacock Range)
        • Wikieup
    • Pima Co.
      • Little Rincon Mountains
  • California
    • San Bernardino Co.
      • Landers
        • Rock Corral
  • Colorado
    • Boulder Co.
      • Crystal Mountain
      • Left Hand Creek Mining District
      • Ward Mining District
    • Chaffee Co.
      • Mt Antero
      • Turret Mining District
    • Clear Creek Co.
    • Fremont Co.
      • Cottonwood Creek Area
      • Lookout Mountain Area
    • Gunnison Co.
      • Quartz Creek Pegmatite Mining District
        • Brown Derby Mine
    • Jefferson Co.
      • Clear Creek pegmatite Province
    • Larimer Co.
      • Crystal Mountain Pegmatite Mining District (Storm Mountain Mining District)
      • Prairie Divide Mining District (St. Cloud Mining District)
    • Park Co.
      • Guffey Mining District
      • Micanite Mining District
    • Saguache Co.
      • Blake Mining District (Mirage Mining District; Cotton Creek Mining District)
      • Cochetopa Mining District (Cochetopa Creek Mining District)
  • Idaho
    • Blaine Co.
      • Camas Mining District
    • Valley Co.
      • Bear Valley Area
        • Unorganized District
  • Maine
    • Sagadahoc Co.
      • Topsham
  • Montana
    • Granite Co.
      • Sapphire Mountains Area
    • Madison Co.
    • Ravalli Co.
      • Rye Creek Mining District
  • Nevada
    • Clark Co.
      • Gold Butte Mining District
  • New Mexico
    • San Miguel Co.
    • Taos Co.
      • Picuris District
  • North Carolina
    • Lincoln Co.
    • Mitchell Co.
    • Yancey Co.
  • South Carolina
    • Cherokee Co.
  • South Dakota
    • Custer Co.
      • Custer Mining District
        • Custer
          • Beecher Lode
        • Pringle
    • Lawrence Co.
      • Tinton Pegmatite Mining District
    • Pennington Co.
      • Keystone Mining District
  • Utah
    • Tooele Co.
      • Sheeprock Mountains
        • Columbia Mining District
  • Virginia
    • Amelia Co.
    • Bedford Co.
      • Moneta-Forest
        • Otter Hill
    • Charlotte Co.
      • Charlotte-Cumberland
    • Prince Edward Co.
  • Wyoming
    • Albany Co.
    • Fremont Co.
      • Copper Mountain Mining District
    • Niobrara Co.
    • Sheridan Co.
Zimbabwe
 
  • Harare
    • Enterprise tin field
 
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