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

Pajalich, Walter
Sand and gravel,   pp. 1103-1121 ff. PDF (1.8 MB)


Page 1121

 SAND AND GRAVEL 1 Classification reads: Sands containing 95% or more silica
and not more than 0.6% oxide of iron and suitablefor manufacturing glass.Table
10.—Ground sand sold or used 
by producers in the United States,1 2by use 
(Thousand short tons and thousand dollars) 
 1971 1972 
Use 
Quan- Value Quan- Value 
 tity tity 
 Abrasives 171 1,706 204 1,938 
 Chemicals -26 220 141 568 
 Enamel 36 342 52 525 
 Filler 170 1,411 172 1,648 
 Foundryuse...._ 709 3,710 2,318 6,288 
 Glass 346 1,257 1,042 5,696 
 Pottery, porce 
  lain, tile 187 1,958 221 2,261 
 UnspecifiecL -  268 2,291 362 2,623 
 Total'.... 1,911 12,893 4,512 21,546 
1 Includes Alabama (1972), Arkansas, California 
(1972), Connecticut (1971), Florida, Georgia, Idaho 
(1972), Illinois, Indiana, Iowa (1972), Kansas (1972), 
Kentucky, Louisiana (1971), Massachusetts (1972), 
Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, 
New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South 
Carolina, Tennessee (1972), Texas, Utah, Virginia, 
West Virginia, and Wisconsin (1972). 
Excludes American Samoa and Puerto Rico. 
' Data may not add to totals shown because of in- 
dependent rounding. 
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Table 11.—U.S. imports for consumption of sand and gravel, by class
(Thousand short tons and thousand dollars) 
Glass a 
and 1 
Sand, n.s.p.f., 
crude or manufac- 
Total 
Year 
tured, and gravel 
Quantity 
Value 
Quantity Value 
Quantity 
Value 
1970                          
1971                          
1972                          
64 
48 
49 
262 
243 
201 
 815 1,338 667 984 712 1,178 
879 
715 
761 
1,600 
1 ,227 
1,379 


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