Rare Earth Bullion's thulium 100 gram bar - offered by RWMM - angled pic

Thulium (Tm) bullion 100 gram bar

Regular price $429.00 Sale

Thulium 100 gram bar - Rare Earth Bullion - .999 bullion

 

 

Discovered by the Swedish chemist Per Theodor Cleve in 1879 at about the same time he was credited with discovering holmium, thulium is the second most rare of the rare earth elements behind promethium. As promethium is radioactive and will not be one of our products, thulium is the rarest of our rare earth series. Despite it's rarity and cost, there are important industrial uses of thulium in solid state lasers and x-ray machines.

We recently acquired the remaining inventory of Rare Earth Bullion Ltd, a now defunct company from London, England that developed a pioneering product line but unfortunately was wrongly cast in a bad light by the local media when they first opened their shop in 2011, coincidentally the year before we started laying the groundwork for Rare World Metals Mint. Inscribed on these bars are the company of issuance (Rare Earth Bullion), elemental metal type (Thulium), purity (Fine .999), weight (100 grams). These bars are lightly polished, similar to the one pictured. There can be small edge dings, light surface scratches and other small imperfections which do not detract from the inherent value of this rare earth metal. Though not among the more oxidation prone rare earth metals they will oxidize over time. They can frankly corrode if exposed to water or if stored at high humidity. The powder form of thulium can be explosive. This powdered form is also toxic if inhaled or ingestedPlease keep these ingots intact and in a safe place, do not ingest, and keep out of the reach of children.
 
Each of these bars will be shipped with an assay certificate in the original duck egg blue logo box of Rare Earth Bullion. If you are not completely satisfied with any purchase from us, you have 30 days to return it for a full refund (buyer to pay return shipping). Domestic shipping is free for all orders over $199 (enter code free shipping at checkout). For orders of $199 or under, domestic shipping is $9.95. International shipping is via DHL, FedEx, or USPS international express and costs $45 for this bar and $10 for each additional pound of products ordered simultaneously. International customers please be aware that your country may levy import duties and/or VAT taxes on your purchase from us. We have nothing to do with this and cannot pay it for you. If you refuse our package because of this extra cost we will take it back and will refund your order in full once received minus the cost of the return shipping. If you are unsure what these import costs will be please check with your country's customs office. 

 

 

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thulium

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abundance_of_elements_in_Earth%27s_crust

http://www.bgs.ac.uk/mineralsuk/statistics/riskList.html

http://minerals.usgs.gov/minerals/pubs/commodity/rare_earths/index.html