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Stainless steel

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What minerals are usually used to make stainless steel?

asked Aug 25, 2012 by mineralsrock25 (120 points)

So far, I've come up with iron ore, chromite (for chromium); nickeliferous limonite and garnierite or pentlandite (for nickel); molybdenite, wulfenite or powellite (for molybdenum); ilmenite, leucoxene or rutile (for titanium); and native copper. I have read that copper, carbon and nitrogen are elements also used to make stainless steel. I am still unsure which minerals are most commonly used to make it though...

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