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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)5412343.90% of all Niobium (Columbium) deposits have Tantalum.63.53% of all Tantalum deposits have Niobium (Columbium).
Beryllium233366.85% of all Beryllium deposits have Tantalum.27.06% of all Tantalum deposits have Beryllium.
Rare Earths203465.78% of all Rare Earths deposits have Tantalum.23.53% of all Tantalum deposits have Rare Earths.
Mica182,2550.80% of all Mica deposits have Tantalum.21.18% of all Tantalum deposits have Mica.
Feldspar141,1561.21% of all Feldspar deposits have Tantalum.16.47% of all Tantalum deposits have Feldspar.
Thorium125602.14% of all Thorium deposits have Tantalum.14.12% of all Tantalum deposits have Thorium.
Uranium126,1270.20% of all Uranium deposits have Tantalum.14.12% of all Tantalum deposits have Uranium.
Tungsten61,2830.47% of all Tungsten deposits have Tantalum.7.06% of all Tantalum deposits have Tungsten.
* in exploitable quantities, based on associations listed on mindat.org

Important ores of TantalumHide

Companies producing TantalumHide

Click on name for company details. (Number is operations listed on mindat.org)

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.
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.
Democratic Republic of the Congo
 
Malawi
 
  • Mwanza District
    • Thambani Mts
Mkango Resources
USA
 
  • Alabama
    • Coosa Co.
  • Alaska
    • Bethel Borough
      • Aniak District
    • Dillingham Borough
      • Bristol Bay District
    • Matanuska-Susitna Borough
      • Valdez Creek District
    • Nome Borough
      • Serpentine District
    • Yukon-Koyukuk Borough
      • Iditarod District
      • Innoko District
      • Koyukuk District
      • Yukon Flats District
  • California
    • San Bernardino Co.
      • Landers
        • Rock Corral
  • Colorado
    • Boulder Co.
      • Crystal Mountain
      • Left Hand Creek District
      • Ward District
    • Chaffee Co.
      • Mt Antero
      • Turret District
    • Clear Creek Co.
    • Fremont Co.
      • Cottonwood Creek Area
      • Lookout Mountain Area
    • Gunnison Co.
      • Quartz Creek Pegmatite District
        • Brown Derby Mine
    • Jefferson Co.
      • Clear Creek pegmatite Province
    • Larimer Co.
      • Crystal Mountain Pegmatite District (Storm Mountain District)
      • Prairie Divide District (St. Cloud District)
    • Park Co.
      • Guffey District
      • Micanite District
    • Saguache Co.
      • Blake District (Mirage District; Cotton Creek District)
      • Cochetopa District (Cochetopa Creek District)
  • Idaho
    • Blaine Co.
      • Camas District
    • Valley Co.
      • Bear Valley Area
        • Unorganized District
  • Montana
    • Granite Co.
      • Sapphire Mountains Area
    • Madison Co.
    • Ravalli Co.
      • Rye Creek District
  • North Carolina
    • Lincoln Co.
    • Mitchell Co.
    • Yancey Co.
  • South Carolina
    • Cherokee Co.
  • South Dakota
    • Custer Co.
      • Custer District
        • Custer
          • Beecher Lode
        • Pringle
    • Lawrence Co.
      • Tinton pegmatite District
    • Pennington Co.
      • Keystone District
  • Utah
    • Tooele Co.
      • Sheeprock Mts
        • Columbia District
  • Virginia
    • Amelia Co.
    • Bedford Co.
      • Moneta-Forest
        • Otter Hill
    • Charlotte Co.
      • Charlotte-Cumberland
    • Prince Edward Co.
  • Wyoming
    • Albany Co.
    • Fremont Co.
      • Copper Mountain District
    • Niobrara Co.
    • Sheridan Co.
Zimbabwe
 
  • Harare
    • Enterprise tin field
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