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Bureau of Mines / Minerals yearbook metals, minerals, and fuels 1972
Year 1972, Volume 1 (1972)

MacMillan, Robert T.
Salt,   pp. 1093-1102 PDF (925.1 KB)


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Oregon 
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South Dakota 
Tennessee___________________________________ 
Texas 
Utah                                   
Vermont________________________________ 
Virginia                                 
Washington 
West Virginia 
Wisconsin_______________________________ 
Wyoming 
Other'_____________________________________ 
Total'4 
 50  407 
 W  -- 
 36  1 
 21  97 
 915  146 
 113  46 
 17  W 
 6  W 
 4  W 
 41  124 
 61  263 
 W  -- 
 57  1 
 353  1,304 
 159  555 
 200  340 
 89  189 
 48  517 
 52  449 
 9  W 
 44  W 
 77  W 
 204  W 
 150  307 
 19  114 
 111  356 
 58  1 
 119  93 
 31  W 
 W  W 
 157  408 
 51  45 
 326  2,021 
 125  148 
 35  W 
 371  1,300 
 41  66 
 41  W 
 186  996 
 15  W 
 40  21 
 56  28 
 122  557 
 322  237 
 108  W 
 6  W 
 99  108 
 120 (1) 
 23  136 
 178  716 
 29  3 
 431  2,945 
 6,180 13,640 5,926 15,044 
 W Withheld to avoid disclosing individual company confidential data; included
with "Other." 
 ' Less than ~ unit. 
 ' Includes shipments to overseas areas administered by the United States,
Puerto Rico, exports, some shipments to unspecified destinations, and States
indicated by symbol W. 
 2 Data may not add to totals shown because of independent rounding. 
 Differs from totals in tables 2, 4, and 5 because of changes in inventory.
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MINERALS YEARBOOK, 1972 
Table 8.—Distribution (shipments) of evaporated and rock salt in the
United States, 
by destination 
(Thousand short tons) 
 1971 1972 
Destination Evaporated Rock Evaporated Rock 
52 
W 
28 
20 
1,193 
106 
19 
7 
5 
41 
62 
4 
51 
341 
154 
196 
80 
47 
52 
10 
47 
46 
190 
151 
21 
99 
51 
106 
33 
7 
158 
43 
313 
132 
27 
351 
40 
W 
192 
10 
37 
53 
120 
95 
313 
6 
103 
161 
22 
176 
20 
591 
329 
W 
W 
89 
82 
51 
129 
196 
31 
135 
248 
W 
870 
416 
307 
222 
516 
380 
172 
74 
481 
463 
371 
102 
294 
1 
83 
211 
162 
531 
68 
1,666 
178 
4 
1,361 
61 
W 
1,114 
82 
25 
27 
535 
187 
W 
156 
147 
W 
161 
544 
3 
373 
quired 2%, totaling 60% for the chemical industry as a whole in 1972. This
compared with 61% for the previous year. 
 The second largest use of salt was for deicing streets and highways and
for roadbed stabilization. This use, which is tabulated in table 7 opposite
"Highway use," formerly "States, counties, and other political subdivisions
(except Federal)," required 20% of the salt output in 1972 compared with
18% in the previous year. 
Salt used for food and food-related uses was 6.5% of the total consumed compared
with 6.4% in 1971. The categories included in food-related consumption were
as follows: Meat packers, tanners, etc.; fishing, dairy, canning, and baking;
flour processing; other food processing; and grocery stores. Salt sold to
grocery stores was assumed to be largely for table use; however, some salt
in this category may have been used for water softeners. 


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