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

Lockard, D. W.; Schilling, John H.
Nevada,   pp. 337-349 ff. PDF (1.4 MB)


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Table 2.—Value of nonfuel mineral production in Nevada, by county
(Thousands) 
County 1977 1978 
Minerals produced in 1978 
in order of value 
Carson City            Churchill - - -       
$358 
1,460 
$252 W 
Pumice, sand and gravel, stone. Diatomite, sand and gravel, tungsten, salt,
silver, stone, lead. 
Clark..                 
32,453 
38,199 
Sand and gravel, lime, gypsum, stone, tungsten. 
Douglas - -             Elko                  
Esmeralda              
W 
W 
15,836 
Sand and gravel, silver, gold, stone, copper. Barite,gold,tungsten,sandandgravel,copper,
lead, silver, zinc. 
Lithium, diatomite, sand and gravel, talc, 
Eureka - -              
Humboldt.              
Lender                
Lincoln —             Lyon                  
Mineral - - - -          Nye                  
Pershing - - - - - -     
W 
30,674 
4,075 
30,423 
8,969 
37,538 
W 
20,259 
14,295 
clays. 
Gold, iron ore, barite, sand and gravel, silver, stone, mercury, lead, zinc.
Mercury, stone, sand and gravel, clays. Barite, copper, gold, silver, ~nd
and gravel, lead, zinc. 
Tungsten, gold, silver, zinc, lead, lime, perlite, sand and gravel, clays,
copper. 
Cement, copper, stone, sand and gravel, diatomits, gypsum. 
Tungsten, sand and gravel, stone. Gold,barite,magnesite,sandandgravel, 
clays, fluorspar, silver, pumice, tungsten. Diatomite, gypsum, iron ore,
copper, tungsten, sand and gravel, gold, perlite, clays. 
388 MINERALS YEARBOOK, 1978-79See footnotes at end of table. 
Table 1.—Nonfuel mineral production in Nevada1 
1977 
1978 
1979 
Mineral 
Quantity 
v i 
(thousands) 
Quantity 
vai 
(thousands) 
val 
Quantity (thousands) 
Barite thousand short tons — 
Cement, pertland do... - - —Clays do...~. 
1,158 W 
210 
$18,329 
W 
2158 
1,788 
431 
51 
$30,034 
22,163 
514 
1,734 W 
76 
$34,320 
W 
1,163 
Copper (recoverable content of ores, 
 etc.) metric tons — 
Gemstones                   
60,837 NA 
89,593 
1,000 
20,453 NA 
29,986 
1,000 
~123 
NA 
~253 
1,000 
Gold (recoverable content of ores, etc.) troy ounces... — Gypsum
—-
— — thousand short tons_ — Lead (recoverable
content of
ores, etc.) 
 metric tons... —Mercury 76-pound flasks —Molybdenum
pounds.
— 
Perlite thousand short tnns — 
324,003 
1,242 
674 
W 
W 
W 
48,053 
6,834 
456 
W 
W 
W 
260,895 
1,335 
653 
24,163 
99,311 
6 
50,496 
7,883 
485 
3,705 
469 
75 
199,960 
1,075 
24 
29,368 
39,826 
5 
61,488 
6,771 
~ 
28 
8,256 
242 
71 
Pumice do....~Sand and gravel do. — — — 
656 
10,185 
1,154 
21,172 
706 
~10,040 
1,282 
~22,620 
W 
~10,498 
W 
~21,387 
Silver (recoverable content of ores, etc.) thousand troy ounces.. —
Stone (crushed) thousand short tons... — 
738 
1,668 
3,411 
5,506 
804 
1,426 
4,341 
5,489 
529 
1,602 
5,862 
6,439 
Tungsten (W content) 
thousand pounds - 
Zinc (recoverable content of ores, etc.) metric tons... — 
263 
1,517 
1,687 
1,150 
W 
1,371 
W 
937 
W 
W 
W 
. 
W 
Combined value of clays (common clay, fuller's earth, and kaolin, 1977),
diatomite, fluorspar, iron ore, lime, lithium compounds, magnesite, salt,
sand and gravel (industrial, 1978-79), talc, and values indicated by symbol
W                        
TotaL                   
XX 
65,313 
XX 
55,930 
XX 
90,870 
XX 
263,816 
XX 
237,409 
XX 
238,150 
NA Not available. W Withheld to avoid disclosing company proprietary date;
included in "Combined value" figure. 
XX Notapplicable. 
' Production as measured by mine shipments, sales, or marketable production
(including consumption by producers). 
2Excludes common clay, fuller's earth, and kaolin; value included in "Combined
value" figure. 
3lncomplete data. 
4Excludes industrial sand; value included in "Combined value" figure.
W 
13,084 
12,556 
4,344 
32,700 
5,478 
58,034 
56 
11,464 
13,711 


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