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Old April 24th, 2004, 08:49 PM
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Tantalum would be very rare in asteroids - it's pretty rare on Earth. So there'd be no such thing as a "tantalum asteroid" - if you're lucky you might find something that contains a tiny, trace amount, but chemical processes that concentrate minerals in the crusts of planets just wouldn't occur on asteroids (unless perhaps they're very big, like Ceres).

The best place to look for more Tantalum would be on a full-blown planet.

(More info on Tantalum and its uses and abundances can be found at the WebElements site ).

The same goes for Lanthanum (used in Traveller for jump drives), for that matter.
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