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Critical Minerals Alaska – Rhenium

Enormous copper-gold deposit in Alaska contains enough of this superalloy metal to supply global demand for 40 years North of 60 Mining News – November 2, 2018

With a melting point of 5,756 degrees Fahrenheit and a heat-stable crystalline structure, rhenium is extremely resistant to both heat and wear. This durability makes it a vital element in superalloys used in jet and industrial gas turbine engines.

"The high-temperature properties of rhenium allow turbine engines to be designed with finer tolerances and operate at temperatures higher than those of...


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