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By Shane Lasley
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Antimony at top of strategic concerns

Critical Minerals Alliances 2022 - September 12, 2022

 

Last updated 9/15/2022 at 3:06pm

U.S. military uses antimony in a wide array of equipment to protect the country.

U.S. Army; Sgt. Steven Lewis

The U.S. military uses antimony for flame retardant fabrics, communication equipment, night vision goggles, ammunition, laser sighting, and a wide array of other equipment.

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From its uses in flame retardants that have saved countless American lives to being an important ingredient in batteries poised to be the answer to the challenge of storing intermittent renewable energy, few metals are more critical to the national security and economic wellbeing of the United States than antimony.

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