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.

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    Bureau of Mines

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  • Authors:
    • Kummer, J T
  • Publication Date: 1979

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  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: 23 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00300612
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 7 1979 12:00AM