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January 1, 1993

Part of a special section reviewing the market performance of industrial minerals in 1992. Imports of celestite (strontium ore) reached nearly 45 kt, which represents an increase of 35 percent over 1991. Mexico supplied almost all of the celestite. Nearly 70 percent of the strontium consumed in the U.S. is used in television picture tube faceplate glass to block X-ray emissions.

Publication Year 1993
Title Strontium
Authors J.A. Ober
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Mining Engineering
Index ID 70045807
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization National Minerals Information Center