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

Reno, Horace T.
Nickel,   pp. 871-879 ff. PDF (1017.9 KB)


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Table 7.—Nickel (exclusive of scrap) in 
consumer stocks in the United States, by form 
(Short tons) 
Form 1970 1971 1972 
Metal             
Ferronickel          
Oxide powder and oxide sinter            
Salts              
17,944 
2,249 
3,304 
498 
11,499 
2,539 
970 
381 
18,174 
3,990 
2,794 
446 
Other              
713 
616 
801 
 September 25.NICKEL 
Table 5.—Nickel (exdusive of scrap) consumed in the United States,
by form 
(Short tons) 
873 
Form 
* Metal  
Ferronickel                          
Oxide powder and oxide sinter              
Salts                               
Other                              
 1968' 1969' 1970 1 1971' 1972' 
 115,839 99,096 112,825 95,639 110,422 
 15,170 17,804 15,230 ' 11,515 22,806 
 24,362 19,133 21,369 ' 16,554 19,315 
 3,935 2,647 3,792 2,376 3,939 
 -- 3,057 2,503 2,718 2,804 
 Total 159,306  141,737  155,719 ' 128,802 159,286 
Revised. 
' Metallic nickel salts consumed by plating industry are estimated. 
Table 6.—U.S. consumption of nickel (exdusive of scrap), by use and
form, 1972 
(Short tons) 
Use 
Commercially 
pure 
unwrought 
nickel 
Ferronickel 
Nickel 
oxide 
Nickel 
sulfate 
and other 
nickel salts 
Other forms 
Total of figures 
shown 
Steel: 
Stainless and heat-resisting      
Alloys (excludes stainless)      
Superalloys                      
Nickel-copper and copper-nickel alloys.. 
Permanent magnet alloys           
Other nickel and nickel alloys        
Cast irons                       
Electroplating'                 
Chemicals and chemical uses       
Otheruses2                  
Total reported by companies canvassed and estimated~~~ 
17,155 
7,930 
11,536 
8,307 
3,925 
27,878 
2,825 
25,351 
906 
4,614 
16,788 
5,004 
251 
- - 
221 
269 
272 
-~ 
- - 
1 
11,196 
6,408 
49 
36 
54 
698 
401 
31 
71 
371 
- - 
- - 
5 
3,547 
204 
183 
227 
213 
436 
199 
~ 49 
938 
107 
- - 
635 
45,366 
19,555 
12,272 
8,542 
4,200 
28,894 
4,436 
29,036 
1,181 
5,804 
- 
110,422 
22,806 
19,315 
3,939 
2,804 
159,286 
' Based on monthly estimated sales to platen. 
~ Includes batteries, ceramics, and other alloys containing nickel. 
 Total 24,708 16,005 26,205 
PRICES 
 The producers' price for electrolytic nickel was increased from $1.33 to
$1.53 per pound the first of September. Prices were unchanged for domestically
produced nickel in ferronickel until December 14 when the quoted price was
raised from $1.28 to $1.38 per pound. The price changes for nickel produced
in foreign countries widened the differential between 
prices quoted for pure nickel and that quoted for nickel in ferronickel and
in other forms of nickel especially suited for steelmaking. The top grade
of ferronickel produced in New Caledonia was quoted at $1.42 per pound of
contained nickel, an increase of 12 cents per pound effective 


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