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Bureau of Mines / Minerals yearbook area reports: international 1978-79
Year 1978-79, Volume 3 (1978-1979)

Keyes, William F.
Ireland,   pp. 511-519 ff. PDF (1000.0 KB)


Page 515

TIfE MINERAL INDUSTRY OF IRELAND 
Table 3.—Ireland: Imports of mineral commodities —Continued
(Metric tons unless otherwise specified) 
515 
Commodity 1977 1978 Principal sources, 1978 
METALS —Continued 
Nickel ---Continued 
Metal including alloys: 
Scrap_..__________________________ 
Unwrought and semimanufactures  
Platinum-group and silver metals including alloys: 
 Platinum-group value, thousands_ - 
 Silver do_~ 
Rare-earth metals including alloys  
Tin: 
Oxides______________________________ 
Metal including alloys, unwrought and semimanufactures____________________________
Titaniumoxides__________________________ 
Tungsten metal including alloys, all forms________ 
Zinc: 
  Oxides______________________________ 
  Metal including alloys: 
     Scrap -___________ 
Unwrought________________________ 
Semimanufactures                    
Other: 
Oressnd concentrates  
Ash and residue containing nonferrous metals - - - 
Oxides, hydroxides, pentoxides of metals  
Base metals including alloys, all forms_________ 
NONMETALS 
 120,995 104,728 Morocco 76,831; United States 
    21,566. 
 -- 10 NA. 
 1,480 1,839 NA. 
 147,829 137,204 United Kingdom 38,694; 
    Belgium-Luxembourg 22,734. 
 129,534 154,982 United States 52,485; U~nited 
    Kingdom 37,852. 
 279,153 334,022 West Germany 107,879; France 
    78,644. 
 304,388 326,272 United Kingdom 221,473; United 
    States 55,934. 
 122,156 107,565 Netherlands 106,796. 
 96 88 NA. 
 4,268 3,981 United Kingdom 2,589. 
 1,720 1,964 NA. 
 16,589 22,479 Greece 12,749; Spain 4,365. 
 202 594 NA. 
Abrasives, natural: 
Crude,n.e.s___                        
Grinding and polishing wheels and stones_______ 
Asbestos - 
Bariteandwltherite 
Boron materials: 
Crude natural borates____________________ 
Oxideandacid_________________________ 
Cement________________________________ 
(~1halk_________________________________ Clays and clay products (including
all refractory brick): 
Crude 
Products: 
Refractory (including nonclay brick)_______ Nonrefractory               
Diamond,allgrades carata.._ 
Feldspar and fluorspar_____________________ 
Fertilizer materials: 
Crude: 
Phosphatic                         
Potassic__________________________ 
Other____________________________ 
Manufactured: 
Nitrogenous_______________________ 
Phosphatic                         
Potassic__________________________ 
Other                             
Ammonia____________________________ 
Graphite,natural                          
Gypsum and plasters_______________________ 
Lime                                  
Magnesite 
Mica: 
Crude, including splittings and waste__________ 
See footnotes at end of table. 
 -- 2 NA. 
 335 697 United Kingdom 234; West Ger 
    many 114; United States 90. 
 $1,350 $1,240 United Kingdom $1,236. 
 $1,223 $1,480 United Kingdom $1,397. 
 11 33 NA. 
 82 NA 
 102 108 UnIted Kingdom 50. 
 3,677 3,644 United Kingdom 1,265; France 
    646. 
 6 NA 
 927 929 United Kingdom 817. 
 580 147 NA. 
 2,020 2,184 United Kingdom 1,494. 
 1,351 3,581 United Kingdom 2,929. 
 906 NA 
 1,609 449 NA. 
 337 314 NA. 
 398 NA 
 2,052 2,132 NA. 
 549 629 United Kingdom 269; West Ger. 
    many 162. 
 6,656 8,014 Cyprus 3,880; Republic of South 
    Africa 2,397. 
 402 425 NA. 
 2,684 1,762 Netherlands 1,082; United 
    States 680. 
 69 101 NA. 
 30,973 314,082 United Kingdom 121,046; 
    Belgium.Luxembourg 54,443. 
 6,935 8,197 United Kingdom 5,314. 
 31,503 36,854 United Kingdom 28,693. 
 16,010 15,777 United Kingdom 10,587. 
 18,837 43,721 United Kingdom 35,739. 
 (1) 60,000 NA. 
 6,227 6,165 NA. 


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