Cotton Yarn; Import and Export Trade in Relation to the Tariff
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1920 edition. Excerpt: ... short time, however, the Brazilian Government recognized the value of the monazite resources and granted a lease for the exploitation of the coast lands in the State of Espirito Santo. The German thorium combination, realizing the possible competition of this new source, immediately concluded a second contract by which half of their supply was obtained from Mr. Gordon, and half from the DeFreitas Co., of Hamburg, who had secured this new lease from the Brazilian Government. 163590--20 i 9 Other manufacturers of thorium nitrate in Germany and in various other countries were making every effort to find new sources of monazite in order to break the German monopoly. Small deposits were located and worked in North and South Carolina; in fact, the higher price of thorium nitrate made it possible for one German manufacturer, who was not a member of the combination, to import Carolina monazite into Germany. The Carolina deposits were also supplying the important American manufacturer, and for a short time monazite mining proved very profitable in this country. However, the market for thorium nitrate was gradually broken, and with the discovery of richer deposits of monazite sand in India, the Carolina mines were unable to compete with the Brazilian and Indian producers, notwithstanding a duty of 4 cents per pound under the act of 1909 and 25 per cent ad valorem under the act of 1913. At the present time there is no commercial production of monazite in the United States. The world's production of monazite sand during recent years is shown in Table 1. 1 Data for 1911-1914 are from export statistics, 1915-1917 from Indian State Ideologist's Report. Maximum production in United States was in 1905 and amounted to 676.2 tons. NATURE OF THE...
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