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Bureau of Mines / Minerals yearbook area reports: domestic 1972
Year 1972, Volume 2 (1972)

Brown, Brinton C.
Indiana,   pp. 245-267 ff. PDF (2.4 MB)


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 1971 1972 
Mineral 
 Quantity Value Quantity Value 
 (thousands) (thousands) 
 1,325 $2,308 ' 1,419 ' $2,465 
 21,396 110,796 25,949 144,688 
 537 r~9 355 55 
 50 W 45 478 
 6,658 22,770 6,130 20,964 
 24,982 29,094 27,978 33,290 
 26,233 48,218 27,511 50,919 
 XX 68,246 XX 69,749 
 Total XX 281 521 XX 322 608 
 Total 1967 constant dollars XX 239,377 XX P 268,378 
 ~ Preliminary. r Revised. W Withheld to avoid disclosing individual company
confidential data included with "Value of items that cannot be disclosed."
XX Not applicable. 
 ' Production as measured by mine shipments, sales, or marketable production
(including consumption by producers). 
2 fire clay; included with "Value of items that cannot be disclosed." 
  245The Mineral Industry of Indiana 
This chapter has been prepared under a cooperative agreement between the
Bureau of Mines, U.S. Department of the Interior and the Geological Survey1
Indiana Department of Natural Resources, for collecting information on all
minerals except fuels. 
By Brinton C. Brown1 
 Indiana continued to rank 25th in *the United States in value of its mineral
production, which reached another alltime high of $322,608,000 in 1972, surpassing
last year's record by 15%. For the first time since 1957 the combined value
of three mineral fuels amounted to more than half of the value of all minerals
produced in the State. Increased coal output together with higher prices
were responsible for the greatest share of Indiana's mineral production value
increase. Production of all nonmetallic minerals increased in quantity and
value with the exception of portland cement. Production of crude petroleum,
peat, and natural gas each decreased. Although no metallic minerals were
mined in the State during 1972, large quantities of iron, steel, and aluminum
were produced. 
 Mineral production value in the State was divided as follows: coal, 45%;
crushed stone, 13%; sand and gravel, 10%; crude petroleum, 7%; dimension
stone, 3%; clays, 1%; portland and masonry cements, lime, gypsum, peat, natural
gas, abrasives, and fire clay, the remainder. 
 Legislation and Government Programs.— During the year no less than
10 bills involving strip mining controls were introduced in the United States
Congress. Both the Senate and House Committees on Interior and Insular Affairs
conducted hearings on these bills. The following Federal legislation enacted
during 1972 can affect mineral producing operations: Public Law 
92—500 (October 18) Federal Water Pol1 Mining engineer, Division of
Nonmetallic 
Minerals—Mineral Supply. 
Table 1.—Mineral production in Indiana 1 
Clays thousand short tons - 
Coal (bituminous) do -- 
Natural gas million cubic feeL - 
Peat thousand short ton& - 
Petroleum (crude) thousand 42-gallon barrels - 
Sand and gravel thousand short tons - 
Stone do -- - 
Value of items that cannot be disclosed: 
Abrasives (whetstones), cement (masonry and 
portland), fire clay, gypsum, lime, and values 
indicated by symbol W 


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