Pehrson, E. W. / Minerals yearbook 1943
Year 1943 (1945)
Davis, H. W.
Fluorspar and cryolite, pp. 1441-1462 PDF (10.4 MB)
FLUORSPAR AND CRYOLITE 1459 In June 1043 J. K. Stanland acquired the Bonita, mine, where he did considerable development, in the course of which, some ore was taken out and milled at the plant of Both Mining & Milling Co. This mine was acquired on December 9 by the Bonita Trust, which continued development and produced a small quantity of metallurgicalgrade fluorspar. During the first half of 1943 Both Mining & Milling Co. produced a small tonnage of fluxing-gravel fluorspar at the Bonita mine in Valencia County. The company- did custom milling for others at its concentratingplant at Grants. Development was in progress during 1943 at the Blackbird prospect near Albuquerque in Bernalillo County by the American Fluorspar Co. A jig mill was constructed but proved unsatisfactory. Subsequently, a flotation mill was purchased and was being installed at Albuquerque. It was expected to be completed in March 1944. Tennessee.—A small quantity of ore mined at a property presumably in Smith County near Rome was trucked to Marion, Ky., where, it was finished iii the mill of Delhi Fluorspar Corporation. Texas.—Previous commercial production of fluorspar in Texas has consisted of small amounts of milling ore, which were shipped to a flotation plant at Deming, N. Mex. In 1943, however, production amounted to 1,253 tons, of which 960 tons were shipped to steel plants. Production came from the Glass & O'Brien mine in Burnet County and the Eagle Springs, Fenley, and Eagle Mountains mines in Hudspeth County. Operations at the Glass & O'Brien and Eagle Springs mines were discontinued during 1943. At the Eagle Mountains mine, operated by the Texas Fluorite Co., a concentrating mill was under construction. The fluorspar deposits of Hudspeth County have been described by Evan~6 and those of Burnet County by Barnes.7 - Utah.—Only 1 car (51 tons) of fluorspar was shipped from Utah in 1943 compared with 1,018 tons (an all-time high) in 1942. It was shipped by the Western Fluorite Co.1,which also did development at its properties in Beaver County. Fred Staats, operating The Staats mine, also in Beaver County, produced a small quantity of fluorspar in 1943 but made no shipments. The Tintic Standard Mining Co.. continued development work at the Cougar mine near Milford in Beaver County, where a concentrating mill was nearing completion at the end of 1943. - FOREIGN TRADE Imports.—Imports of fluorspar for consumption in the United States in 1943 were the largest since 1930 and reached 43,570 short tons (1,854 tons containing more than 97 percent calcium fluoride and 41,716 tons containing not more than 97 percent calcium fluoride), valued 8 at $643,409, compared with 2,151 tons (1~882 tons containing more than and 269 tons containing less than 97 percent calcium fluoride), valued8 at $35,529 in 1942. The value assigned to the higher6Evans, G. L., Fluorspar Deposits in the Eagle Mountains of Hudspeth County, Tex.: Bureau of Econ Geol., Univ. of Texas, Mi Resource Circ. 26, ~1une 21, 1943, 13 PP. ' Barnes V. E., Preliminary Reconnaissance Report on Fluorite in the Spring Creek Area of Burnet County, ~ex.: Bureau of Econ. Geol., Univ. of Texas, Mi. Resource Circ. 27, May 31, 1943, 6 pp. 8 ~eflned in sec. 402of the tariff act of 1930, "The value of imported merchandise * * * is the foreign value or the export value, whichever is higher—that Is, the market value or the price at which the merchandise, at the time of exportation to the United States, Is offered for sale in the principal markets of the country from which exported, including the cost of containers or coverings and all expenses (including any export tax) incident to placing the merchandise in condition ready for shipment to the United States."
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