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Marketing ores and concentrates of gold, silver, copper, lead, and zinc in the United States.
Salsbury-MH; Kerns-WH; Fulkerson-FB; Branner-GC
Tucson, AZ: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, IC 8206, 1964 Jan; :1-150
The maximum net return from the sale of ores and concentrates of gold, silver, copper, lead, and zinc accrues to the producer when these mine products are marketed to the best advantage. Data are presented that the producer, especially the small mine operator, can use to survey available markets and make a preliminary estimate of the net return to be expected from an ore, on the basis of typical mill, smelter, and freight schedules. A review of the industry is presented by States in which recent production statistics are given, marketing facilities are discussed, and locations of principal mining districts, custom mills, and smelters are shown. Explanations of treatment processes, ore types, treatment charges, payments for metals, and deductions are given. Published rail and truck freight rates for mine products, based on marketing patterns developed over many years, are listed and explained.
Mining-industry; Metals; Metal-mining
Tucson, AZ: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, IC 8206
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