The National Mining Association has just released an infograph on molybdenum. In 2014, molybdenum, valued at about $1.8 billion (based on an average oxide price), was produced at 13 American mines. Molybdenum ore was produced as a primary product at three mines, two in Colorado, and one in Idaho, whereas ten copper mines (six in Arizona, one each in Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, and Utah) recovered molybdenum as a byproduct.
NMA infographs provide basic information on use and can be used as a teaching aid in schools. Links to other NMA infographs are provided below.
Other NMA infographs:
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