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From atoms to grams, from flue dusts to aero-engines, the routes by which minor metal elements reach their applications are both circuitous and extraordinary.

Welcome

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Our job starts where minor metals are generated – sometimes at the mines where by-products arise through refining, sometimes as scrap…

Metals traded

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Even mundane objects, such as spectacle frames, golf-clubs and tennis-rackets, share a proclivity towards the use of minor metals…

History

Lipmann Walton & Co Ltd was established in 1953 by Eric Lipmann as a firm of metals & minerals merchants. Business in those days consisted …

Mufulira

This is Amos’s story. He is 13 years old and a member of the Eco Group at Mine Basic school in the town of Mufulira in Zambia…

Hafnium-crystals-pieces

rhenium-metal-and-powder

Ca-turnings1

thallium

germanium

indium

cadmium

1kg-Silver-Bar

holmium

Dysprosium

Gd_oxide