Beryllium in Nevada
January 2003 by Edgar B. Heylmun, PhDBefore the world class beryllium deposits were discovered at Spor Mountain, Utah, in 1959, Nevada was the nation’s principal producer of beryllium. Whereas beryl, found in pegmatites worldwide, is fairly common, some of the other...
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