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Availability of rutile as a byproduct from sand-washing plants in the Southeastern United States.
Pittsburgh, PA: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, IC 8540, 1972 Jan; :1-27
Data on the cost and quantity available were developed for rutile (TiO2), which is potentially recoverable as a byproduct at sand-washing plants in the Southeastern States of Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina. Based on 1969 production data, an estimated 4,300 tons of rutile could be recovered annually from plants that process more than 25,000 tons of sand per year. Rutile prices at which this resource would be available ranged upward from $262 per ton, compared with the current market value of $185 per ton.
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Pittsburgh, PA: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, IC 8540
AL; GA; NC; SC; PA
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