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Global Molybdenum Resources Analysis and Development

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Global Molybdenum Resources Analysis and Development

The average content of molybdenum in the crust is about 0.00011%. There are about 20 molybdenum mines found. Among them, molybdenite is the most industrial value, followed by tungsten phase, iron-platinum ore, lanthanum molybdenite, platinum Copper and so on. According to data released by the United States Geological Survey in 2015, the global reserves of molybdenum resources are about 11 million tons and proven reserves are about 19.4 million tons.

 

Resource distribution

 

The average content of molybdenum in the crust is about 0.00011%. There are about 20 molybdenum mines found. Among them, molybdenite is the most industrial value, followed by tungsten phase, iron-platinum ore, lanthanum molybdenite, platinum Copper and so on. According to data released by the United States Geological Survey in 2015, the global reserves of molybdenum resources are about 11 million tons and proven reserves are about 19.4 million tons.

 

Local distribution

 

The world's molybdenum resources are mainly concentrated on the eastern margin of the Pacific basin, from the Alaska and British Columbia to the Andes in the Chile through the United States and Mexico, most notably the American Cordillera Range, which has a large number of porphyry Molybdenum and porphyry copper deposits, such as the United States Kelameikesu, Xiandeng porphyry molybdenum mine, Chile Eltienne, Chu Ji Kamata, El Salvador, the first Sipida Ka Such as porphyry copper and molybdenum ore, Canada's Ndida porphyry molybdenum ore and Hai Lan Wa Li porphyry copper molybdenum ore. China also has abundant reserves of molybdenum resources. The reserves of molybdenum resources in Henan, Shaanxi and Jilin provinces account for 56.5% of the national total.

 

Country distribution

 

According to data released by the US Geological Survey in 2015, the global reserves of molybdenum resources are about 11 million tons. China is the world's most abundant molybdenum resource with a reserve of 4.3 million tons of molybdenum, followed by the United States (2.7 million tons) and Chile (1.8 million tons), the Three Molybdenum resource reserves account for about 80% of the global total reserves. Other countries with abundant molybdenum resources are Peru (450,000 tons), Canada (260,000 tons), Russia (250,000 tons), Australia (200,000 tons), Mongolia (160,000 tons), Armenia (150,000 tons) Mexico (130,000 tons), Kazakhstan (130,000 tons), Kyrgyzstan (100,000 tons), Turkey (100,000 tons), Uzbekistan (60,000 tons) and Iran (50,000 tons).

 

China is one of the countries with the most abundant molybdenum resources in the world. According to the data released by the Ministry of Land and Resources, by the end of 2013, the reserves of proven mineral resources in China's molybdenum mine have reached 26.202 million tons (metal content). In 2014, China newly discovered reserves of 1.066 million tons of molybdenum ore (metal content), so as of 2014, China's molybdenum mine identified resources reserves reached 27.268 million tons (metal content). In addition, since 2011, China has newly discovered three 2-million-ton molybdenum mines in Shapinggou, Anhui Province. As the largest country in the world for molybdenum resources, China has a more stable resource base.

 

China is one of the countries with the most abundant molybdenum resources in the world. According to the data released by the Ministry of Land and Resources, by the end of 2013, the reserves of proven mineral resources in China's molybdenum mine have reached 26.202 million tons (metal content). In 2014, China newly discovered reserves of 1.066 million tons of molybdenum ore (metal content), so as of 2014, China's molybdenum mine identified resources reserves reached 27.268 million tons (metal content). In addition, since 2011, China has newly discovered three 2-million-ton molybdenum mines in Shapinggou, Anhui Province. As the largest country in the world for molybdenum resources, China has a more stable resource base.

 

Distribution of Molybdenum Resources in Various Provinces in China

 

In terms of the distribution of molybdenum in China, Central South accounts for 35.7% of China's total molybdenum reserves, ranking first in the country; followed by 19.5% in Northeast China, 13.9% in Northwest China, 12% in North China and only 4% in Southwest China. Henan Province accounts for 30.1% of the total reserves of molybdenum ore in the provinces (regions), followed by Shaanxi (13.6%) and Jilin (13%). Other provinces (districts) with more reserves are Shandong: 6.7% and Hebei 4%, Liaoning accounted for 3.7%, Inner Mongolia accounted for 3.6%. The total reserves of the above eight provinces (regions) account for 81.1% of the total reserves of molybdenum in the country, of which the top three share a total of 56.5%.

 

China's molybdenum resources characteristics

 

An important feature of molybdenum in China is that there are many large deposits. Jinduicheng in Shaanxi, Luanchuan in Henan, Yangjiaowu in Liaoning, and Mt. Daheishan in Jilin are world - class large - scale mines. The types of ore deposits are porphyry-type molybdenum ore and porphyry-skarn molybdenum ore, with the former being Jinduicheng in Shaanxi and Dexing in Jiangxi and the latter being molybdenite in Nannihu, Henan; skarn-type, carbonate Salt vein and quartz vein followed by sedimentary molybdenum-uranium-vanadium-nickel deposit have great potential value, pegmatite vein type molybdenum ore has no industrial significance. From the formation of the era, with the exception of a few formed in the late Paleozoic and Cenozoic, the vast majority of molybdenum deposits are formed in the Mesozoic, Yanshanian tectonic activity of the product.

 

One feature: low grade. The first feature of molybdenum mine in our country is proven reserves are many, but the grade and the world's major molybdenum resource countries (the United States and Chile), significantly lower, mostly low-grade deposits. Low-grade deposits with an average grade of less than 0.1% in the mining area account for 65% of the total reserves, of which less than 0.05% account for 10%. The reserves of medium grade (0.1% ~ 0.2%) deposits account for 30% of the total reserves and the products with rich grades (0.2% ~ 0.3%) deposits account for 4% of the total reserves, while those with grades of more than 0.3% 1% of total reserves.

 

Distribution of reserves of various grade molybdenum in China

 

Feature two: accompanied by useful components, high economic value. According to statistics, molybdenum as a single mineral deposit, its reserves accounted for only 14% of the total reserves of molybdenum; as the main mineral, but also associated with other useful components of the deposit, its reserves accounted for 64% of the total reserves; and copper, tungsten, Tin and other metal symbiosis and associated, reserves of 22% of the total reserves.

 

Three characteristics: large-scale, and more suitable for mining mining. According to the statistics, large-scale molybdenum ore reserves of more than 100,000 tons occupy 76% of the national total reserves; medium-sized deposits of 1 to 100,000 tons contain reserves of 20% of the total reserves; suitable for the open-pit molybdenum deposit Reserves 64% of the total reserves. Large deposits can be exposed, and molybdenite particles tend to be relatively large, are easy to choose. In terms of ore types, China has proven reserves of molybdenum ore in order to facilitate the use of molybdenum sulfide ore, its reserves account for about 99% of the total reserves of molybdenum, and not easy to use molybdenum oxide ore, mixed molybdenum ore and Unidentified molybdenum ore only accounts for 1%.

 

Four features: geological work is relatively high. After geological work to explore the reserves accounted for 50.5% of total reserves, reaching the level of detail accounted for 41.8%. Taken together, the amount of reserves above the level of work accounted for 92.3% of the total reserves of molybdenum in our country.

 

Molybdenum capital

 

Shaanxi Weinan Huaxian Jinduicheng Shaanxi Weinan Huaxian molybdenum mine was discovered in 1955, 1965 to achieve the scale of mining, large-scale development in 1983 began. China Mining Association awarded Huaxian the title of "China's Molybdenum Industry Capital" in 2006 because the region is rich in molybdenum resources. It has proven reserves of 1.4 billion tons of molybdenum resources and 1.28 million tons of molybdenum metal. The forefront of the world is one of the six major molybdenum deposits in the world, and the resources of molybdenum in Jinduicheng area are characterized by shallow burial, centralized ore belt, thick ore body and high and stable molybdenum grade.

 

Over the years, Huaxian relies on abundant molybdenum resources and takes the development and processing of molybdenum resources as the pillar industries of the county. It has taken a series of industrial support policies and preferential investment promotion policies to strongly promote the development of molybdenum industry. At present, Huaxian County owns 5 large molybdenum industrial enterprises and 10 molybdenum processing enterprises such as Jinduicheng Molybdenum Group Co., Ltd., Taoyuan Molybdenum Mine, Wenjinliuyu Molybdenum Mine, Zongheng Mining Company and Willow Molybdenum Mine, City Molybdenum Group Co., Ltd. has become the first in Asia, the world's third molybdenum products manufacturing enterprises, has now developed into China and the world molybdenum market have greater influence on the large-scale modern joint ventures. More than 85% of Molybdenum products are exported and exported in the county, accounting for 1/5 of Shaanxi's output, accounting for 8% -10% of the world's molybdenum metallurgical charge market. The products are spread all over the world such as Europe, the United States, Japan, South Korea, South Africa, Australia and India All over.

 

Jinzhai molybdenum mine

 

Shapinggou giant "porphyry" molybdenum mine is located in Jinzhai County Temple Township, 50 kilometers from the Jinzhai County (Meishan), is the founding of the province since the founding of the largest metal deposits. The total deposits of a total estimated 1,275 tons of ore, molybdenum molybdenum metal proved more than 2.2 million tons, ranking first in Asia, the world's second, the potential economic value of more than 600 billion yuan. The ore grade 0.157% average grade, molybdenum concentrate grade 49.80%, the recovery rate as high as 90%, is a very good quality deposits. Annual mining of 10 million tons of ore dollars, 120 years of continuous development.

 

At present, the world's largest molybdenum mine is the Clemex molybdenum mine in the State of Colorado, with a reserve of over 3 million tons. Luanchuan molybdenum mine in western Henan Province (total reserves of 2.06 million tons, the average grade of 0.103%) ranked second in Asia, the world's third.

 

Hot Springs Molybdenum

 

Wushan Hotspring Molybdenum Mine is located in Hotspring Township and Xiaonancha. The main orebodies are concentrated in the east and the east shallow mineralization is weak. The occurrence of ore bodies is steeper and smaller in size, gradually increasing to deep mineralization, The size and scale of the hidden ore bodies gradually increased. In the outer area of the survey area (eastern part), the characteristics of the concealed ore bodies near the "shingles" were appeared, and their shape and space were extended. Experts believe that hot springs molybdenum mineral resources great potential, the prospects are good. Molybdenum Mines The 20 boreholes that have been constructed in 2009 have all seen high-grade thick ore bodies. After completing the design workload of geological prospecting, they can obtain 200,000 tons of molybdenum resources. From 2000 to 2006, through deep drilling and other projects, we strengthened the control and research on the deep deposits, and basically determined that the veinlets below the leaching capping layer - reticular molybdenum ore body can be connected into one side. At the end of 2004, it obtained 101.7 million tons of molybdenum resources of 333 grade and possesses the exploration potential of large-scale ultra-large molybdenum ore.

 

Molybdenum production

 

According to data released by the United States Geological Survey in 2015, the global molybdenum production in 2014 was 266,000 tons, up 3% from 258,000 tons in 2013. China is the largest producer of molybdenum. In 2014, molybdenum output was 100,000 tons, accounting for 38% of the global total. In 2014, the output of molybdenum mine in the United States was 65,500 tons, ranking the second place. Chile (39,000 tons) and Peru (18,100 tons) ranked third and fourth respectively. In addition, other molybdenum producing countries in the world include Mexico (11,000 tons), Canada (9,500 tons), Armenia (6,700 tons), Iran (6,300 tons), Russia (4,800 tons), Turkey ), Mongolia (0.20 million tons) and Uzbekistan (0.055 tons).

 

World molybdenum major consumer countries (regions) are Western Europe, the United States, Japan, China and so on.

 

Molybdenum products are the main exporting countries the United States, the Netherlands, China, Canada, Japan, Australia and so on.

 

Molybdenum products are mainly imported countries the United States, Japan, Canada, China, the Netherlands, Germany, France, Russia, Chile, Mexico and so on.


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