Mineral resource of the month: lead




The United States is a major producer and consumer of refined lead, representing almost one quarter of total world production and consumption. Two mines in Alaska and six in Missouri accounted for 97 percent of domestic lead production in 2002. The United States also imports enough refined lead to satisfy almost 20 percent of domestic consumption. Other major producers or consumers of refined lead in the world are Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the United Kingdom.
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Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Mineral resource of the month: lead
Series title Geotimes
Volume 2004
Issue January
Year Published 2004
Language English
Publisher American Geosciences Institute
Publisher location Alexandria, VA
Contributing office(s) National Minerals Information Center
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