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Bureau of Mines / Minerals yearbook metals, minerals, and fuels 1972
Year 1972, Volume 1 (1972)

Chin, E.
Magnesium compounds,   pp. 747-755 ff. PDF (796.7 KB)


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MINERALS YEARBOOK, 1972 
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Figure 1.—Consumption and shipments of magnesia in the United States.
PRICES 
 Prices for magnesia, calcined, technical, heavy, 85% and 90% (bags, carlot,
f.o.b. Luning, Nev.) were quoted during the year at $50 and $60 per short
ton, respectively according to the Chemical Marketing Reporter. Magnesia,
technical, synthetic rubber-grade, neoprene-grade, light, was quoted with
no change from the 1971 price at $0.24 per pound (bags, carlot, freightequalized).
 Prices throughout the year for magnesium carbonate, technical (bags, carlot,
freight-equalized), remained the same as in 1971 at $0.16 per pound; for
truckload quantities prices remained at $0.18 to $0185 per pound. During
the year the price for magnesium hydroxide, NF, powder (drums, carlot, and
truckload, works) ranged from $0.21 to $0.295 per pound. Magnesium chloride,
hydrous, 99%, flakes, bags, carlot, works, was quoted at $72.80 per ton.
The price for magnesium lauryl sulfate, tanks, freight-allowed, remained
the same as in 1971 at $0.l75 per pound. 
FOREIGN TRADE 
 Exports of dead-burned magnesite and magnesia in 1972 totaled 54,159 tons
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pared with 53,448 tons in 1971. Exports to Canada in 1972 were 51,694 tons,
21% 


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