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

Chin, E.
New York,   pp. 495-507 ff. PDF (1.2 MB)


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  495The Mineral Industry of New York 
This chapter has been prepared under a cooperative agreement between the
Bureau of 
Mines, U.S. Department of the Interior, and the New York State Museum and
Sdence 
Service for collecting information on all minerals except fuels. 
ByE Chin' 
The total value of New York's mineral production was $320.5 million in 1972,
compared with $299.3 million in the previous year. The State ranked first
nationally in production of emery, garnet, talc, titanium, and wollastonite,
and continued to be a major producer of zinc, cement, gypsum, salt, sand
and gravel, and stone. 
Legislation and Government Programs— The New York State Board of Standards
and Appeals adopted new or revised job safety standards for the mines, quarries,
and sand, gravel, and crushed stone operations, contained in State Industrial
Code Rules 17, 31, and 51. Amendments were adopted for Industrial Code 17,
relating 
to sand, gravel, crushed stone and quarry operations, and for Rule 31, relating
to underground mining operations. An entirely new Industrial Code Rule 51
that relates to open pit mining operations was promulgated by the board.
Code Rule 51 contains all the provisions on open pit mining, which were previously
contained in Code Rule 17, into one document comparable to the Federal safety
standard for this specific industry. Enforcement of the new mining regulations
will be carried out by the State Department of Labor. The revised standards,
which cover both safety 
 1 Physical scientist, Division of Nonferrous Metals—Mineral Supply.
Table 1.—Mineral production in New York 1 
Mineral 
1971 
1972 
Value 
 (thousands) 
Quantity 
 — Value 
(thousands) 
Quantity 
Clays2 thousand short tons -Emery short tons~Gemstones                  
1,588 
1,585 NA 
$1,742 
W 
15 
1,601 
2,883 NA 
$1,919 
W 
16 
Gypsum thousand short tons - 
Lead (recoverable content of ores, etc.)..short tons - 
Natural gas million cubic feet_Peat thousandshorttons~ 
415 
877 
2,202 
 15 
2,376 
242 
661 
 196 
486 
1,089 
3,679 
 15 
3,079 
327 
1,199 
 200 
Petroleum (crude)     thousand 42-gallon barrels - 
Salt thousand short tons~. 
SandandgraveL                      do..~ 
Silver (recoverable content of ores, etc.) 
thousand troy ounce& - 
Stone thousand short tons~. 
Zinc (recoverable content of ores, etc.) - - short tons - 
Value of items that cannot be disclosed: 
1,126 
5,303 
23,221 
18 
37,778 
63,420 
5,292 
43,601 
28,328 
28 
73,418 
20,421 
1,018 
5,604 
26,722 
25 
38,138 
60,749 
4,897 
43,866 
36,952 
42 
77,825 
21,566 
Abrasive garnet, cement, clay (ball), iron ore, lime, mercury, talc, titanium
concentrate, wollastonite and values indicated by the symbol W 
XX 
r 122,963 
XX 
128,565 
Total                               
Total 1967 constant dollars               
XX 
XX 
' 299,283 
254,480 
XX 
XX 
320,453 
P266,585 
 "Preliminary. Revised. NA Not available. 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). 
 ' Excludes ball clay; included with "Value of items that cannot be disclosed."


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