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Tantalum is a refractory metal with unique electrical, chemical, and physical properties that dictate its application for specific end uses, including electronic components, transportation, metalworking machinery, and chemical equipment. This Bureau of Mines report presents comprehensive data on tantalum including strategic considerations, problems, technology trends, reserves-resources, supply-demand relationships, economic factors and problems, operating factors and problems, and outlook to 2000.
Page last reviewed: September 2, 2020
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division