Molybdenum is a refractory metallic element used principally as an alloying agent in steels, cast irons, and superalloys to enhance hardenability strength, toughness, and wear and corrosion resistance. Primarily added in the form of molybdic oxide or ferromolybdenum, it is frequently used in combination with chromium, columbium, manganese, nickel, tungsten, or other alloy metals to achieve desired metallurgical properties. This Bureau of Mines report presents comprehensive data on molybdenum including industry structure, uses, reserves-resources, technology, supply-demand relationships, byproducts and coproducts, strategic considerations, economic factors and problems, operating factors and problems, and outlook to 2000.
Bureau of MinesC Street Between 18th and 19th Streets, NW
Washington, DC United States 20241
- Kummer, J T
- Publication Date: 1979
- Features: Figures;
- Pagination: 23 p.
- TRT Terms: Alloy steel; Forecasting; Freight traffic; High strength steel; Mineral resources; Molybdenum; Traffic forecasting
- Subject Areas: Freight Transportation; Planning and Forecasting; Railroads;
- Accession Number: 00300612
- Record Type: Publication
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Nov 7 1979 12:00AM