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2011-08-15 09:04:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Applied Minerals, Inc. (the "Company") (OTCBB: AMNL) is pleased to announce the launch of its updated corporate website located at www.appliedminerals.com. Over the last three years, as the Company has made significant investment to become a leading global producer and application developer of halloysite clay products, it has also focused significant effort on the development of a corporate website that, in our opinion, will become the premier...


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2005-05-26 12:09:54

Bauxite is a naturally occurring, heterogeneous material composed primarily of one or more aluminium hydroxide minerals, plus various mixtures of silica, iron oxide, titania, aluminosilicate, and other impurities in minor or trace amounts. The principal aluminium hydroxide minerals found in varying proportions with bauxites are gibbsite and the polymorphs boehmite and diaspore. Bauxites are typically classified according to their intended commercial application: abrasive, cement, chemical,...

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2005-05-26 09:41:33

The mineral kyanite is an aluminium silicate of the sillimanite group (along with andalusite and sillimanite), also called alumino-silicate. It has the formula Al2O3·SiO2 (Al2SiO5). Its hardness varies widely depending on its crystallographic direction, from 5 to 7.5, and it has a specific gravity of 3.56-3.67. It is translucent, usually blue, but possibly white, gray, green, or black. It is usually found in long-bladed crystals or columnar to fibrous structures. Kyanite is used in...

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