Molybdenum (Mo #42) is the next element on the periodic table for my APEX mineral collection.
Molybdenum Minerals - There are many Molybdenum minerals.
The world's production of Molybdenum was 250,000 tonnes in 2011. It is often substituted for Tungsten since it has similar properties and a more reliable supply.
- Melting point above 2000 °C
- High hardness at room temperature
- Chemically inert
- High density
- Powder metallurgy instead of machining to create manufactured parts