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IsoEnergy Surveying at the Larocque East Uranium Property

IsoEnergy announces that a 53 line-km program of DC-Resistivity geophysical surveying has started on its 100% owned Larocque East property. The Hurricane Zone, a new discovery of high-grade uranium mineralization, is located on the west side of the Larocque East property. The Hurricane Zone is a body of shallow, high-grade uranium. IsoEnergy recently completed the first …

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Lead

Key facts In 2017, Canada ranked eighth in world production of refined lead The primary use of lead is in lead-acid batteries for automobiles and other vehicles Over 95% of the lead contained in batteries is recovered and recycled for use in new batteries Production In 2017, Canadian mines produced an estimated 14,000 tonnes of lead …

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Molybdenum

Applications Molybdenum is a valuable alloying agent, as it contributes to the hardenability and toughness of quenched and tempered steels. It also improves the strength of steel at high temperatures. Molybdenum is used in alloys, electrodes and catalysts. The Second World War German artillery piece called “Big Bertha” contains molybdenum as an essential component of …

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Tungsten

Applications Tungsten is used in filaments in incandescent light bulbs, it is also used in electric contacts and arc-welding electrodes. Tungsten is used in alloys, such as steel, to which it imparts great strength. Cement carbide is the most important use for tungsten; its main component is tungsten carbide (WC). It adds the strength to …

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Cobalt

Applications Cobalt is used in many alloys (superalloys for parts in gas turbine aircraft engines, corrosion resistant alloys, high-speed steels, cemented carbides), in magnets and magnetic recording media, as catalysts for the petroleum and chemical industries, as drying agents for paints and inks. Cobalt blue is an important part of artists’ palette and is used …

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Copper

Copper is a soft and malleable metal that is used in: electrical wires and cables for its conductivity plumbing, industrial machinery and construction materials for its durability, machinability, corrosion resistance and ability to be cast with high precision many emerging and clean technologies, such as solar cells and electric vehicles  Key facts In 2017, Canadian …

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