The amount of tungsten in the Earth’s crust is thought to be about 1.5 parts per million. It is one of the rarer elements in the planet, with the largest producers being China, Russia, and Portugal.
TOUGH BUT GENTLE
Tungsten is known as one of the toughest things found in nature. It is super dense, very resistant to corrosion and has the highest melting point and highest tensile strength of any element. Its nontoxic or harmful to humans, plants and animals alike.
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Tungsten has the highest melting point and lowest vapor pressure of all metals, and at temperatures over 1,650°C has the highest tensile strength.
Tungsten is rated at about a 9 on the Mohs scale of hardness. A diamond, which is the hardest substance on earth, is rated at a 10. Tungsten is about 2-3 times harder than titanium and cobalt chrome.