Geographic location:

Latitude:  12039’38.952’’ N

Longitude: 107046’56.316 E

Administrative location: 15 village, Đắk Drông ward, Cư Jút district, Đắk Nông province.

Antimony in 15 village, Đắk Drông ward, Cư Jút district
Antimony in 15 village, Đắk Drông ward, Cư Jút district

Antimony is a chemical element, symbol as Sb in the Periodic table. It is a silvery, lustrous gray metalloid, hard. The metal is able to melt, electrically conductive, thermally conductive, therefore, it has been used in alloy industry, painting, ceramics, weapons, antibiotics, … The Antimony mine in 15 village, Đắk Drông ward, Cư Jút district, Đắk Nông province locates in an approximately 80-hectare area, the local authority confirms there are 6 mineralized layers. Antimony originates from the low-temperature thermal dynamics, mineralization process, and sulfide quartz. The surrounding rocks are sandstone, sediments (Jurassic sediments similar to those in Bản Đôn village layers) which are chemically transformed into quartzite and hornstones. The antimony in 15 village is the product of post-magma thermal dynamics relating to the magmatic acid products in Creta-Paleogene age. It is a highly economically valuable ore which can be used in various industries.