It was announced the discovery of a deposit of Thallium, in the State of the Bahia, whose value estimated would be of at least US$ 360 millions. Thallium is a high toxic and rare substance, that can be employed in the output of hi-tech stuff, as contrast in heart exams by images, motor of cars, industrial boilers and chips of computers, but also in insecticides and poisons for mice.
By now, thallium is only produced in China and in the Kazakhstan. This mine located in the West of the State of the Bahia has like private characteristic the presence of manganese and of cobalt in the same geological site. At present, the thallium is valued to US$ 6 the gram.