KeywordsArizona Geological Survey Bulletins
United States of America
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PublisherUniversity of Arizona Bureau of Mines
DescriptionAntimony is a thin white and extremely brittle metal. It has been found in mineral waters, in coal and in river sands. However, it is too rare to be of commercial importance. During the six years from 1908 to 1913, inclusive, the price of Cookson's antimony ranged from 7.41 to 10.31 cents per pound, with yearly averages of from 8.24 to 8.58 cents per pound. At these prices antimony ores cannot be worked profitably under the high cost prevailing in the mining regions of the United States, unless the deposits are very extensive and advantageously situated, to which conditions the antimony deposits of the United States do not conform. As a result of these conditions, practically all of the antimony metal used here is imported from Europe, mostlly from England. At present, however, because of the war and its disturbing effects upon sea traffic, the prices are raised to such an extent as to enable the working of some of the American deposits. These prices, however, are only temporary, and as soon as the war is over, they will probably drop, and great initial outlay toward the development of antimony mines would not be advisable. 8 p.
Series/Report no.Bulletin No. 22
Mineral Technology Series No. 12