Bureau of Mines / Minerals yearbook: Metals, minerals, and fuels 1972
Year 1972, Volume 1 (1972)
Stevens, Richard F., Jr.
Tungsten, pp. 1239-1259 ff. PDF (2.4 MB)
1240 MINERALS YEARBOOK, 1972 sale, for domestic consumption only, at a "shelf" price of $55 per short ton unit adjusted for premiums and penalties. Excess tungsten concentrate, for export, was offered for sale on a monthly sealed-bid basis under PMDS-ORES-123. No concentrate was sold during the year under this program. HR. 1257, a bill to temporarily suspend the import duty on tungsten concentrate and on other materials in chief value of tungsten, primarily synthetic scheelite, was introduced before the 93rd Congress on January 3, 1973, and referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. The first report by the Secretary of the Interior made under the Mining and Minerals Policy Act of 1970 (Public Law 91—631) was released during the year and evaluated the domestic tungsten market.3 The independent National Commission on Materials Policy, which was formed by Public Law 91—512 on October 26, 1970, to update the 1952 report of the President's Materials Policy Commission, the Paley Commission, and review the Government's policy on materials, issued two interim reports.4 The Commission's final report, with its findings and recommendations, will be submitted to the President and to the Congress no later than June 30, 1973. a Department of the Interior. First Annual Report of the Secretary of the Interior Under the Mining and Minerals Policy Act of 1970 (Public Law 91—631). March 1972, 142 pp. ______ First Annual Report of the Secretary of the Interior Under the Mining and Minerals Policy Act of 1970 (Public Law 91—631 ) —Appendices. March 1972, 436 pp. 4 National Commission on Materials Policy. Toward a National Materials Policy—World Perspective. january 1973, 87 pp. Towards a National Materials Policy— Basic Data and Issues. April 1972, 64 pp. Table 2.—U.S. Government tungsten stockpile materials inventories and objectives (Thousand poun ds, tungsten content) Material Inventory by program D ec. 31, 1972 Objective National (strategic) stockpile DPA inventory Supplemental stockpile Total Tungsten ore and concentrate:' Stockpile grade Nonstockpile grade Total inventory Ferrotungsten Tungsten metal powder, hydrogen reduced: Stockpile grade Nonstockpile grade Total inventory Tungsten metal powder, carbon reduced: Stockpile grade Nonstockpile grade Total inventory Tungsten carbide powder: Stockpile grade Nonstockpile grade Totalinventory 55,656 275,890 -- 36,947 5,164 566 ' 3,478 978 84,532 38,491 112,837 5,730 4,456 123,023 -- 2,141 2,141 1,200 1,276 - - 22 - - - - - - 1,276 22 -- 1,298 1,298 547 546 -- 171 - - 546 171 - - 717 - - - - 717 1,900 841 -- 112 - - 1,080 1,921 112 -- 953 1,080 2,033 ' Includes 760,812 pounds of tungsten concentrate sold but unshipped. 2 Includes 3,304,606 pounds of nonstockpile grade material credited to the concentrate objective. Includes 174,433 pounds of nonstockpile grade material credited to the concentrate objective. Includes 79,931 pounds of nonstockpile grade hydrogen reduced metal powder credited to the subobjective. DOMESTIC PRODUCTION Although domestic mine production in- was stockpiled as producers awaited the creased 18% to almost 8.2 million pounds development of higher prices. Although 37 of tungsten during the year, mine ship- mines in nine Western States reported promerits increased only 3% and totaled 7.0 duction and 36 mines reported concentrate million pounds. Much tungsten concentrate shipments, only two mines operated con-
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