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Availability of U.S. Chromium Resources.
Kingston-GA; Miller-RA; Carrillo-FV
NTIS: PB 198 246 :23 pages
Chromium resources in the United States are estimated at 1.8 million tons of recoverable chromium contained in 22.5 million tons of chromite-bearing material. Additional resource is presumed existent in large, but as yet undetermined, quantities of material containing less than 10 percent cr2o3. No domestic resources are being mined presently (1969). Excluding transportation charges to domestic consuming areas, the total 1.8 million tons of chromium is estimated to be available, in ore or concentrate, at costs up to $0.64 Per pound; 63 percent of the total is available under $0.11 Per pound; and 38 percent under $0.08 Per pound. It is judged that transportation from the resource areas to the existing market centers would add nearly $0.05 To the cost of a pound of chromium contained in ore or concentrate. Technically effective beneficiation methods have been developed for much of the known domestic resource, and further development might reduce costs of processing these materials. However, at present, domestic chromium resources are noncompetitive with foreign sources. (Out of print.)
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NTIS Accession No.
NTIS: PB 198 246
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Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division