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Industrial garnet

Mining Engineering

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Abstract

The state of the global industrial garnet industry in 1999 is discussed. Industrial garnet mined in the U.S., which accounts for approximately one-third of the world's total, is usually a solid-solution of almandine and pyrope. The U.S. is the largest consumer of industrial garnet, using an estimated 47,800 st in 1999 as an abrasive and as a filtration medium in the petroleum industry, filtration plants, aircraft and motor vehicle manufacture, shipbuilding, wood furniture finishing operations, electronic component manufacture, ceramics manufacture, and glass production. Prices for crude concentrates ranged from approximately $50 to $110/st and refined garnet from $50 to $215/st in 1999, depending on type, source, quantity purchased, quality, and application.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Industrial garnet
Series title:
Mining Engineering
Volume
52
Issue:
6
Year Published:
2000
Language:
English
Publisher:
SME
Contributing office(s):
National Minerals Information Center
Description:
1 p.
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
First page:
46
Last page:
46