Mineral Facts and Problems: 1960 Edition Page: 69
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The fundamental commodity problem relat-
ing to antimony is the assurance of an adequate
and stable supply. This basic problem has
many ramifications. Its solution must resolve
the often conflicting views of producers, con-
sumers, importers, and governments. Econom-
ics, geopolitics, technology, and geology impose
further restrictions to the area in which a sat-
isfactory solution may be sought.
Worldwide aspects of the supply problem re-
late to the general geographic separation of the
producing and the consuming areas and to poor
coordination of supply and demand.
The U.S. supply problem relates to: (1)
Lack of domestic ore reserves, (2) high cost of
mining and low value of product, (3) wide
fluctuations in price, (4) lack of confidence in
imported supply, and (5) need for immediately
available supplies to sustain military uses that
are dormant in peacetime.
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