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Old 02-07-2011, 09:58 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Thanks for gathering that info, Fr3Ak.

How does mining and producing magnesium compare to steel and aluminum? I mean, how scarce/plentiful is it, is it evenly distributed or are most of the resourses in the hands of 1-3 countries, how much energy and what other chemicals must be put into processing, what kind of pollution is produced, etc.? I've read that aluminum helps save energy because of it's reduced weight (compared to steel and iron), but getting it just plain sucks from the global/environmental point of view. If magnesium alloys are easier (energy-wise) to make, then that would be awesome.
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