Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Technetium APEX Mineral

Technetium (Tc #43) is the next element on the periodic table for my APEX mineral collection.   

Wikipedia Technetium
Technetium Minerals - There are zero Technetium  minerals.
All Technetium is radioactive.  It is the lowest atomic number element without any stable isotopes  All Technetium is produced synthetically, and only minute amounts are found in nature
Technetium was first produced in a nuclear reactor in 1937.
Technetium is found in more than 50 pharmaceuticals used for imaging.
Technetium plays no natural biological role.