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Bureau of Mines / Minerals yearbook area reports: domestic 1978-79
Year 1978-79, Volume 2 (1978-1979)

White, Doss H., Jr.; Davis, Robert I.
New Hampshire,   pp. 351-356 PDF (588.9 KB)


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Mineral 
Table 1.—Nonfuel mineral production in New Hampshire1 
Sand and gravel — — — thousand short tons —
6,835
$13,888 7,859 $16,295 7,086 $15,301 
Stone: 
  Crushed do__ 719 2,036 914 2,634 866 2,172 
  Dimension do_~ 73 4,650 61 4,077 86 5,774 
Combined value of other nonmetals          XX          127          XX  
       161          XX          11 
Total__________________________ 
XX Not applicable. 
1Production as measured by mine shipments, sales, or marketable production
(including consumption by producers). 
XX 20,701 XX 23,167 XX 23,258 
  .351The Mineral Industry of 
New Hampshire 
This chapter has been prepared under a Memorandum of Understanding between
the Bureau of Mines, U.S. Department of the Interior, and the New Hampshire
Department of Resources and Economic Development for collecting information
on all nonfuel minerals. 
By Doss H. White, Jr.1 and Robert I. Davis2 
The value of New Hampshire's nonfuel 
mineral production in 1978 and 1979 was $23.2 million and $23.3, respectively.
Sand and gravel and stone were the major mineralcommodities produced during
the 1978-79 period. 
 Trends and Developments.—Although the number of industrial workers
active in basic mineral extraction was small, approximately 20% of the State's
work force was engaged in mineral-dependent construction or in the manufacture
of products that were 
either derived from mineral raw materials or were heavily dependent on these
raw materials. 
 New Hampshire continued to be a net importer of mineral commodities. Petroleum
products and liquefied natural gas, salt, gypsum, mica, cement, lime, soapstone,
and crude perlite were all imported for consumption or for the manufacture
of other products of higher value. Most of the State's imported mineral commodities
passed through the port of Portsmouth. 
 1977 1978 1979 
  Value  Value  Value 
 Quantity (thou- Quantity (thou- Quantity (thou 
 aands) sands) sands) 


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