Symbol: Gd

Atomic Number: 64

Atomic Weight: 157.25

Gadolinium bears the symbol Gd and is listed under number 64 in the periodic table. It is ductile, malleable, and silvery-white in color. Gd is one of the rare Earth metals, which is more abundant, but it does not occur naturally on its own. This metal was discovered in 1880 following its separation. It was found in the mineral gadolinite, which is where it gets its name. The major mining sites are in the United States, China, Australia, India, Sri Lanka, and Brazil. Reserves are assessed at over 1 million tonnes, while production of gadolinium stands at about 400 tonnes...Read More