Manganese is essential for the production of virtually all steels, which constitutes its principal use. There are no satisfactory substitutes for this purpose. Manganese also is important in the production of aluminum and cast iron. Particular manganese dioxide ores are strategically significant, although in relatively small quantities, for the production of dry-cell batteries and for chemical uses. This Bureau of Mines report presents comprehensive data on manganese including industry structure, uses, reserves-resources, technology, supply-demand relationships, byproducts and coproducts, strategic considerations, economic factors and problems, operating factors and problems, and outlook to 2000.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Bureau of Mines

    C Street Between 18th and 19th Streets, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20241
  • Authors:
    • DeHuff, G L
    • Jones, T S
  • Publication Date: 1979

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: 20 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00311462
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 9 1980 12:00AM