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

Broderick, Grace N.
Arkansas,   pp. 97-110 PDF (1.4 MB)


Page 98

Table 2.—Value of mineral production in Arkansas, by countyl 
(Thousands) 
County 1971 1972 Minerals produced in 1972 in order of value 
W 
W 
W 
W 
W 
$1,198 
W 
W 
170 
142 
W 
41,507 
W 
W 
4,742 
W 
W 
W 
W 
W 
W 
8,904 
W 
W 
W 
W 
W 
W 
W 
3,064 
W 
W 
W 
5,355 
15,308 
W 
W 
W 
W 
W 
13,927 
7 
W 
W 
2 
$2 
188 
581 
 W 
537 
 W 
968 
 W 
 W 
224 
221 
7 
42,476 
 W 
W 
W 
 W 
254 
22 
 W 
99 
 W 
8,895 
187 
W 
W 
105 
W 
5,134 
9,275 
3,081 
2,105 
W 
432 
5,453 
15,259 
 W 
269 
W 
W 
W 
W 
W 
13,975 
34 
(5) 
W 
 W 
(5) 
See footnotes at end of table.98 
MINERALS YEARBOOK, 1972 
plant will use gaseous carbon dioxide, a byproduct of Arkla's ammonia manufacturing
operations, to produce liquid carbon dioxide. The new plant, which would
produce 200 tons of liquid carbon dioxide per day, is expected to be completed
before the summer of 1973. 
 Aggregate tonnage of shipments by barge on the Arkansas River Navigation
System was comprised mainly of 5.2 million tons (about 93% of the total)
of minerals and mineral products. Leading tonnages were ascribed to sand
and gravel (2.3 million tons) and stone (1.3 million tons) - Upstream shipments
of bauxite to the Reynolds Metals facility near Bauxite, Ark., totaled 192,399
-tons. More than 529,000 tons 
Arkansas              
Ashley                
Baxter 
Benton                
Boone                
Bradley               
Calhoun               
Carroll                
Clark                 
Clay               
Cleburne              
Cleveland              
Columbia 
Conway                 
Craighead 
Crawford 
Crittenden             
Cross 
Dallas 
Desba 
Drew 
Faulkner              
Franklin               
Fulton                
Garland               
Grant                 
Greene                
Hempstead2 
Hot Spring             
Howard 
Independence__________ 
Iaard                 
Jackson               
Jefferson               
Johnson 
Lafayette 
Lawrence                
Lincoln 
Little River___________ 
Logan 
Lonoke 
Madison 
Marion 
Miller                
Mississippi 
Monroe 
Montgomery 
Nevada 
Newton 
of coal was shipped by barge from coalfields in Oklahoma and Arkansas. -
 The first shipment of gasoline ever to travel the Arkansas River arrived
in November at the new Murphy Oil Corp. storage facility located at the Little
Rock Port Authority. Arrival of the 1.5 million gallons of gasoline marked
the beginning of a new era of transportation for the petroleum industry of
Arkansas. 
 Empboyment.—Preliminary data for 1972 and final data for 1971 compiled
by the Federal Bureau of Mines for employment and injuries in the mineral
industries, excluding the petroleum industry, are shown in table 4. 
Sand and gravel, stone. 
Sand and gravel. 
Stone, sand and gravel. 
Sand and gravel. 
Stone, sand and gravel. 
Petroleum, sand and gravel. 
Sand and gravel, petroleum. 
Sand and gravel. 
Sand and gravel, stone, clays. 
Sand and graveL 
Stone. 
Sand and gravel. 
Bromine, petroleum, natural gas, natural gas liquids, sand and gravel. 
Stone, natural gas, sand and gravel. 
Sand and gravel, clays. 
Natural gas, sand and gravel, stone. 
Clays, stone, sand and graveL 
Sand and gravel, stone. 
Sand and graveL Do. 
Sand and gravel, stone. 
Stone, sand and gravel. 
Natural gas, coal, stone, sand and gravel. 
Stone, sand and çravel. 
Vanadium, abrasive stone, tripoli, sand and gravel. 
Sand and gravel. Do. 
Sand and gravel, clays, petroleum. 
Barite, sand and gravel, stone, clays. 
Cement, gypsum, stone, sand and gravel, clays. 
Stone, lime, sand and gravel. 
Sand and gravel, stone. 
Sand and gravel. Do. 
Natural gas, coal, clays, stone. 
Petroleum, natural gas, sand and gravel, natural gas liquids. 
Stone, sand and gravel. 
Sand and gravel. 
Cement, stone, clays, sand and gravel. 
Natural gas, stone, coal. 
Clays, stone, sand and gravel. 
Stone, sand and gravel. 
Sand and gravel. 
Petroleum, sand and gravel, natural gas, clays, stone. 
Sand and gravel. Do. 
Stone. 
Petroleum, sand and graveL 
Sand and gravel. 


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