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Thorium is used for a variety of applications that make use of its optical and electrical properties, among other things. The majority of thorium applications use thorium oxide.

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Properties of ThoriumHide

Atomic Number:
Atomic Weight:
Melting Point:
2023 K (2296°C, 3181°F)
Boiling Point:
5093 K (5366°C, 8707°F)
11.72 g/cm3

Other Commodities associated with Thorium *Hide

CommodityAssociated LocalitiesTotal Localities% Association (commodity)% Association (Thorium)
Uranium1247,1551.73% of all Uranium deposits have Thorium.21.31% of all Thorium deposits have Uranium.
Rare Earths10440825.49% of all Rare Earths deposits have Thorium.17.87% of all Thorium deposits have Rare Earths.
Zircon5914141.84% of all Zircon deposits have Thorium.10.14% of all Thorium deposits have Zircon.
Titanium5027118.45% of all Titanium deposits have Thorium.8.59% of all Thorium deposits have Titanium.
Iron406,5130.61% of all Iron deposits have Thorium.6.87% of all Thorium deposits have Iron.
Niobium (Columbium)3415521.94% of all Niobium (Columbium) deposits have Thorium.5.84% of all Thorium deposits have Niobium (Columbium).
Beryllium284336.47% of all Beryllium deposits have Thorium.4.81% of all Thorium deposits have Beryllium.
Tungsten211,5611.35% of all Tungsten deposits have Thorium.3.61% of all Thorium deposits have Tungsten.
* in exploitable quantities, based on associations listed on mindat.org

Deposits of ThoriumHide

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

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  • British Columbia
    • Omenica Mining Division
      • Mansoon Lakes
  • Ontario
    • Peterborough County
      • Cavendish Township
  • Talas Region
    • Ak-Tyuz ore Field
  • Anosy
    • Amboasary Sud
      • Behara
      • Maromby
      • Tranomaro
  • Tiris Zemmour Region
    • F'dérik
      • Tigsmat
  • Vestfold
    • Larvik
      • Langesundsfjorden
        • Arøyskjærene (Arøy skerries)
  • Lower Silesian Voivodeship
    • Zgorzelec Co.
  • Çanakkale Province
  • Alaska
    • Bethel Census Area
      • Aniak Mining District
      • Iditarod Mining District
      • McGrath Mining District
    • Denali Borough
      • Kantishna Mining District
    • Haines
    • Hoonah-Angoon Census Area
      • Admiralty Mining District
    • Ketchikan Gateway Borough
      • Ketchikan Mining District
    • Matanuska-Susitna Borough
      • Yentna Mining District
    • Nome Census Area
      • Council Mining District
      • Nome Mining District
    • North Slope Borough
      • Wainwright Mining District
    • Northwest Arctic Borough
      • Selawik Mining District
    • Petersburg Borough
      • Kupreanof Mining District
    • Prince of Wales-Hyder Census Area
      • Ketchikan Mining District
        • Prince of Wales Island
          • Bokan Mountain
          • Kendrick Bay
            • West Arm Kendrick Bay
            • West Arm of Kendrick Bay
    • Sitka
      • Chichagof Mining District (Chicagof Mining District)
    • Southeast Fairbanks Census Area
      • Fortymile Mining District
    • Valdez-Cordova Census Area
      • Chistochina Mining District
    • Wrangel City and Bourough
      • Petersburg Mining District
    • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area
      • Chandalar Mining District
      • Circle Mining District
      • Fairbanks Mining District
      • Hughes Mining District
      • Iditarod Mining District
      • Koyukuk Mining District
      • Melozitna Mining District
      • Ruby Mining District
      • Sheenjek Mining District
      • Shungnak Mining District
      • Tolovana Mining District
  • Arizona
    • Apache County
      • Black Mountain Mining District (Black Mesa Mining District)
        • Taasahdi Dzil
    • Mohave County
      • Aquarius Mountains (Aquarius Range; Peacock Range)
        • Wikieup
    • Navajo Co.
      • Pinon
    • Pima Co.
      • Little Rincon Mountains
  • California
    • San Bernardino Co.
      • Landers
        • Rock Corral
  • Colorado
    • Boulder Co.
      • Gold Hill Mining District
    • Chaffee Co.
      • Turret Mining District
    • Custer Co.
      • Hardscrabble Mining District
      • Rosita Mining District
      • Wet Mountains Area
        • McKinley Mountain Area
    • El Paso Co.
    • Fremont Co.
      • Cottonwood Creek Area
      • Grape Creek Mining District (Greenhorn Mining District)
      • Iron Mountain complex
        • McClure Mountain
      • Sand Gulch Area
      • Wet Mountains Area
        • McKinley Mountain Area
    • Gunnison Co.
      • Goose Creek Mining District
      • Marion-Vanguard Area
      • Vulcan Mining District (Cebolla Mining District; Domingo Mining District)
      • White Earth Mining District (Powderhorn Mining District)
      • Wolf Creek Area
    • Huerfano Co.
    • Larimer Co.
      • Boulder Ridge Area
      • Prairie Divide Mining District (St. Cloud Mining District)
    • Moffat Co.
      • Fourmile Mining District (Timberlake Creek Mining District)
      • Great Divide Area
    • Montezuma Co.
    • Park Co.
      • Guffey Mining District
      • Lake George (Badger Flats) Area
    • Saguache Co.
      • Blake Mining District (Mirage Mining District; Cotton Creek Mining District)
      • Cochetopa Mining District (Cochetopa Creek Mining District)
  • Florida
    • Putnam Co.
      • Northeast Florida Clay Mining District
  • Georgia
    • Glynn Co.
  • Idaho
    • Blaine Co.
    • Boise Co.
      • Idaho City Mining District
    • Clearwater Co.
      • Burnt Creek Mining District
      • Weippe Mining District (Musselshell Mining District)
    • Custer Co.
      • Unorganized Mining District
        • Martin Creek Area
    • Elmore Co.
    • Idaho Co.
      • Resort Mining District
    • Lemhi Co.
      • Blackbird Mining District
      • Indian Creek Mining District
      • Leadore Mining District
        • Leadore
      • Lemhi Pass Mining District
      • Mackinaw Mining District
        • Idaho Primitive Area
      • McDevitt Mining District
    • Valley Co.
      • Bear Valley Area
      • Long Valley Mining District
  • Illinois
    • Hardin Co.
      • Hicks
        • Hicks Dome
  • Montana
    • Beaverhead Co.
      • Deer Creek Mining District
      • Lemhi Pass Mining District
    • Broadwater Co.
      • Confederate Gulch Mining District (Backer Mining District; Canton Mining District; Diamond City Mining District)
    • Butte-Silver Bow (Butte; Silver Bow Co.)
    • Fergus Co.
    • Granite Co.
      • Sapphire Mountains Area
    • Jefferson Co.
      • Montana City
    • Madison Co.
      • Sheridan Mining District (Mill Creek Mining District; Wisconsin Mining District)
    • Ravalli Co.
      • Bitterroot River Drainage Area
      • Mineral Point Mining District
  • Nevada
    • Clark Co.
      • Gold Butte Mining District
      • New York Mountains
        • Crescent Mining District
  • New Mexico
    • Rio Arriba Co.
      • Bromide No. 2 District
        • Kiawa Mountain
      • Petaca District
    • San Miguel Co.
  • North Carolina
    • Cleveland Co.
      • Eastern Cleveland County
    • Madison Co.
    • Mitchell Co.
    • Rutherford Co.
  • South Carolina
    • Aiken Co.
    • Anderson Co.
    • Beaufort Co.
    • Charleston Co.
    • Cherokee Co.
      • Gaffney Area
    • Chesterfield Co.
    • Greenville Co.
    • Kershaw Co.
    • Laurens Co.
    • Lexington Co.
    • Marlboro Co.
    • Richland Co.
    • Spartanburg Co.
    • Sumter Co.
  • Tennessee
    • Benton Co.
      • Western Tennessee Mining District
    • Carroll Co.
      • Western Tennessee Mining District
    • Henderson Co.
    • Henry Co.
      • Western Tennessee Mining District
  • Utah
    • Garfield Co.
      • Henry Mountains
    • Juab Co.
      • Spring Creek Mining District
      • Willow Springs Mining District
  • Virginia
    • Henry Co.
    • Rockbridge Co.
      • Irish Creek
  • Wyoming
    • Albany Co.
      • Iron Mountain Mining District
    • Carbon Co.
    • Crook Co.
    • Fremont Co.
      • Wind River Mountain District
    • Hot Springs Co.
    • Park Co.
    • Platte Co.
    • Sheridan Co.
      • Big Horn Mining District
    • Sublette Co.
      • Cliff Creek
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