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January 1, 1996

Part of the Annual Commodities Review 1995. In 1995, U.S. strontium imports and consumption increased nearly 30 percent due to increased domestic production of color television picture tube glass. However, strontium compound exports fell during 1995. Strontium is also used in the production of permanent ceramic ferrite magnets. Strontium nitrate, strontium chromate, and strontium chloride are also commonly used materials. Although the development of an affordable flatscreen display could eliminate the need for strontium in television production, this technology is not expected to be perfected in the immediate future.

Publication Year 1996
Title Strontium
Authors J.A. Ober
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Mining Engineering
Index ID 70045813
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization National Minerals Information Center