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Dead Sea Mineral Resources

Volume 440: debated on Wednesday 16 July 1947

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34.

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies the amount of magnesium chloride available, according to estimates made in 1923, in the Dead Sea, together with its value according to the price then ruling in the United Kingdom.

The estimated amount was 22,000 million metric tons. If this could all have been marketed at the United Kingdom price prevailing in 1923, the value would have been, £143,000 million, but this is of course a highly fanciful assumption.