War, What is it Good For? Tungsten

Demand for tungsten in light bulbs is being phased out; however, there is another place for tungsten mill products that doesn't get discussed much in polite company: war.

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Tungsten Mining Begins Drilling at Kilba Project

Tungsten Mining NL (ASX:TGN) has commenced a new drill campaign at its flagship Kilba Project in Western Australia. Tungsten Mining holds a 100 percent entitlement to Mining Lease ML08/0314 at the project, where drilling is taking place.

Hazlewood Resources Finds Tungsten Mineralization in Gold Mine Overburden

Proactive Investors Australia reported that Hazelwood Resources (ASX:HAZ) could be on its way to vertically integrating following the discovery of valuable tungsten mineralization in overburden at Western Australia's Mt. Mulgine project. Hazelwood owns 100 percent of rights to the tungsten, according to Proactive Investor.

Colt Resources Announces Positive Results from the Tabuaço Tungsten Project in Portugal

Colt Resources Announces Positive Results from the Tabuaço Tungsten Project in Portugal

Colt Resources Inc. (TSXV:GTP,OTCQX:COLTF) reported positive intercepts from two of the first three holes recently drilled in the Gap Zone at its Tabuaço Tungsten Project in northern Portugal. Initial visual inspection indicates that the mineralized skarns intersected by all three holes, compare very well, in terms of mineralogy and texture, with hole DHT-88, which intersected rich tungsten mineralization separate from the São Pedro das Águias and Aveleira deposits.

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INN Video: James Robertson of Blackheath Resources on Projects in Portugal

   Blackheath Resources Inc. (TSX:BHR) President and CEO, James Robertson, spoke with Resource Investing News about the Company’s three projects in northern Portugal and how it is an excellent jurisdiction to work in because of their mining-supportive government. The government “publicly stated that they see mining as being an important factor in their financial issues that [...]

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A Brief History of Tungsten’s Applications

Justin Rowlatt of BBC World Service published an article that explains how tungsten went from being an unused metal about a century ago to being a critical metal today. In doing so, he shows how tungsten has come to be so important to the military.

HC Starck on Buying Tungsten From Africa

Metal Bulletin reported that German technology metals supplier HC Starck doesn't prioritize sourcing its tungsten from Africa.

Tungsten Diselenide Making Waves in Optoelectronics

IEEE Spectrum reported that researchers at a variety of universities have achieved "interesting optoelectronics results" using a new two-dimensional material called tungsten diselenide (WSe2).

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