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January 1, 2000

Mexico is the leading producer of celestite, the most common strontium ore. Chemical Products is the only major US maker of strontium compounds. It produces all of its strontium carbonate from imported Mexican celestite. Mexico is also a large producer of strontium carbonate, as are China, Germany, Japan and the Republic of Korea. There has been no celestite production in the United States since 1959.

Publication Year 2000
Title Strontium
Authors J.A. Ober
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Mining Engineering
Index ID 70045805
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization National Minerals Information Center