Discovered by Anders G. Ekeberg in 1802, in Sweden, tantalite is the most widespread
tantalum mineral and makes for a valuable ore and useful metal. The element name derives
from the Greek mythological character Tantalos. Ekeberg gave his new element the name tantalum because it had been a tantalizing element to find.
Tantalite is a rare, shiny, gray, dense metal. It is highly flexible and can even be made into a
thin wire. Tantalite is highly resistant to corrosion, has an extremely high melting point, and is an excellent conductor of heat and electricity. In its pure form, it can be drawn into a fine wire.
Tantalum is nearly immune to chemical attacks at temperatures below 302 F (150 C). In fact,
tantalite has a melting point exceeded only by two other elements in the world!
Uses of Tantalite
Most commonly known its use in the electronics industry for capacitors and high power resistors (such as cell phones), tantalite is used in a variety of alloys to add high strength, ductility and a high melting point.
When drawn into a fine wire, it’s used as a filament for evaporating metals such as aluminum.
- Tantalite has proven useful in making surgical steel, as it’s non-reactive and non-irritating to
body tissues. Tantalite is also used in glass to increase the index of refraction for items such as camera lenses.
No Order Too Large or Too Small
At Naturalike, we understand each of our clients has unique needs and requirements. That’s why we make it a point to fulfill orders both large and small!
We source large amounts of tantalite and sell it at reduced wholesale rates. Regardless of how
much you tantailite you need, we’ve got you covered.
Responsibly Mined and Sourced
At Naturalike, we source all of our tantalite directly from the finest sources in Nigeria. We
procure all of our tantalite/colton with the highest standards of ethics in mind. Additionally, we partner with only reputable sources who mine responsibly and to the highest standards of international law. Enjoy!