Places of Production of the Elements

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  • DOI: 10.1002/chemv.201000124
  • Author: ChemViews
  • Published Date: 01 November 2011
  • Copyright: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
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From iron, which is produced by China on a 900 million metric ton-scale, to rhodium, which has an annual production from Chile totaling 25 metric tons, the elements are produced either by the mining and refinement of ores or by extraction from brine pools — as in the case of bromine which Israel produces from the Dead Sea (165,000 metric tons).


Data from the US Geological Survey, 2009. 

Location of the main producers of elements - 900 to 55 million metric tons Location of the main producers of elements - 55 million to 266,000 metric tonsLocation of the main producers of elements - 266,000 to 3,900 metric tonsLocation of the main producers of elements - 3,900 to 25 metric tons


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Eric Scerri wrote:

very interesting

for more on the elements and the periodic table see, ericscerri.com/ for educational resources and more

Sat Nov 19 22:11:48 UTC 2011

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