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Tin availability in market economy countries.

Authors
Sabin-AE; Bleiwas-DI; Peterson-GR
Source
Nat Resour Forum 1986 Aug; 10(3):267-280
NIOSHTIC No.
10006251
Abstract
The Bureau of Mines determined costs associated with the production of tin from 18 market economy countries (mec's). The resource and relative economic positions of 146 tin deposits were evaluated. Demonstrated resources of recoverable tin metal are estimated to be 2.8 million mt. Over 70 pct of this material is recoverable from three southeast Asian countries-Malaysia, Thailand, and Indonesia; all are members of the International Tin Agreement (ITA). In the last 5 yr, Brazil has become a major, low-cost tin producer. In light of its large resources, Brazil has become a dominant mec tin producer and one of the world's few tin producers that can prosper during a protracted period of low tin prices.
CODEN
NRFODS
Publication Date
19860801
Document Type
OP; Journal Article
Fiscal Year
1986
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
OP 147-88
Issue of Publication
3
ISSN
0165-0203
NIOSH Division
WO
Source Name
Natural Resources Forum
State
DC
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