Metals are fascinating materials that have played a significant role in human history, from the Bronze Age to the Industrial Revolution. Metals still hold a prominent place in our modern world, with countless applications in industries ranging from construction to electronics. Two such metals are molybdenum and vanadium, which both possess unique properties that make them useful in various applications. In this blog post, we’ll look at these metals, explore their properties, and discuss some of their common uses.
What is Molybdenum?
Molybdenum is a silvery-white metal that has a high melting point and is resistant to corrosion. It is often alloyed with other metals, such as steel, to improve strength and toughness. Molybdenum is also commonly used as a lubricant due to its relatively low friction coefficient. Additionally, molybdenum is used to manufacture electrical contacts, as it has a low electrical resistance. Molybdenum is also used in the nuclear industry, where it is used as a neutron absorber in nuclear reactors.
Ferro-Alloy Resources Ltd (LON:FAR) is developing the giant Balasausqandiq vanadium deposit in Kyzylordinskaya oblast of southern Kazakhstan. The ore at this deposit is unlike that of nearly all other primary vanadium deposits and is capable of being treated by a much lower cost process.