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US tin stockpile upgraded from tin pest contamination

Post By: Tom Mulqueen on Wednesday, 01 November 2017

Tin pest contamination in the US National Defence Stockpile (NDS) stockpile is being remediated over time using a simple remelting process to upgrade the more than 4,000 tonnes stored back to a 99% pure tin grade.

The stockpile, currently administered by the Defence Logistics Agency (DLA), was made in response to the Strategic and Critical Materials Stockpiling Act of 1939 to provide a reserve of strategic materials and minerals considered vital for military, industrial and civilian needs in...

China ore imports strong in September

Post By: Tom Mulqueen on Friday, 27 October 2017

China imports of tin ores and concentrates from Myanmar totalled 20,818 tonnes (gross weight) in September, according to the latest official customs statistics, with an estimated tin content of 5,000 tonnes, up 9% from August, almost three times higher than September 2016.

The estimated tin metal content of Chinese ore and concentrate imports from January to September totalled 45,500 tonnes, up 15% compared to the same period last year. The gross weight of China's tin ore imports from other...

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