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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)


Page 1094

 ' Includes Hawaii, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Texas, and
Utah.' Data may not add to totals shown because of independent rounding.
1094 MINERALS YEARBOOK, 1972 
Table 2.—Salt sold or used by producers in the United States, b (Thousand
short tons and thousand dollars) 
y method 
of r 
ecovery 
1971 
Recovery method 
 Quantity Value 
1972 
Quantity 
Value 
Evaporated: 
Bulk: 
 Open pans or grainers 335 8,745 388 13,225 
 Vacuum pans 3,289 86,478 3,287 85,081 
 Solar 1,937 21,432 1,799 15,115 
 Pressed blocks 367 10,582 376 10,927 
 Total' 5,928 127,186 5,850 124,848 
Rock: 
 Bulk 13,618 87,226 14,369 88,903 
 Pressed blocks 87 2,095 66 2,138 
    Total' 13,700 89,321 14,484 91,041 
Salt in brine (sold or used as such) 24,449 87,180 24,737 81,383 
 Grandtotal' 44,077 303,687 45,022 296,772 
 ' Data may not add to totals shown because of independent rounding. 
Table 3.—Salt sold or used by producers in the United States 
(Thousand short tons and thousand dollars) 
 1971 1972 
 State —_________________ ___________________ 
 Quantity Value Quantity Value 
California  1,887 21,142  1,621 14,860 
Kansas'  1,240 18,712  1,869 20,562 
Louisiana  13,852 67,950  13,514 67,464 
Michigan  4,458 49,007  4,858 50,761 
New Mexico  146 1,130  W W 
NewYork  5,308 48,601  5,604 43,866 
Ohio  5,709 46,651  6,147 47,710 
Texas  9,217 40,838  9,744 36,544 
Utah  614 5,218  660 4,955 
West Virginia  1,174 4,778  1,232 5,963 
Other States'  976 4,667 - 771 4,087 
 Total' 44,077 303,687 45,022 296,772 
Puerto Rico 29 570 29 580 
W Withheld to avoid disclosing individual company confidential data; included
with "Other States." 
 ' Quantity and value of brine included with "Other States." 
 ' Includes Alabama, Colorado, Hawaii, Kansas (brine only), Nevada, North
Dakota, Oklahoma, Virginia, and States indicated by symbol W. 
' Data may not add to totals shown because of independent rounding. 
Table 4.—Evaporated salt sold or used by producers in the United States
(Thousand short tons and thousand dollars) 
 1971 1972 
State 
 Quantity Value Quantity Value 
California 1,592 20,164 1,355 13,980 
Kansas 676 15,847 723 17,207 
Louisiana 275 9,399 269 8.840 
Michigan 1,174 30,042 1,169 32,562 
New York 658 19,842 600 18,015 
Ohio 763 21 072 806 22,174 
Other States' 790 10,819 980 11,571 
 Total' 5 928 127,186 5,850 124,848 
Puerto Rico 29 570 29 580 


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