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

Aase, James H.; West, Wanda J.; Steece, Fred V.
South Dakota,   pp. 477-486 PDF (970.4 KB)


Page 478

Table 2.—Value of nonfuel mineral production in South Dakota, by
county'
(Thousands) 
County 1977 1978 
Minerals produced in 1978 
in order of value 
Sand and gravel. 
 $35 
 23 
 50 
 825 
 221 
w 
 100 
 236 
 83 
 24 
 W 
 55 
 W 
 62 
 113 
 83 
 54 
 W 
 W 
 100 
 W 
 216 
 18 
 52 
 W 
 W 
 99 
 114 
 109 
 59 
 22 
 W 
 W 
 105 
 42 
 W 
 134 
 W 
 W 
 35 
 W 
 178 
30,518 
 W 
 60 
 W 
 149 
 42 
 42 
 64 
 W 
 W 
 W 
68,666 
 $17 
 946 
 508 
 W 
 W 
 224 
 99 
 21 
 W 
 W 
 W 
 59 
 221 
 119 
 54 
 W 
 W 
 76 
 W 
 65 
 18 
 W 
 W 
 W 
 18 
 93 
 101 
 113 
 74 
 50 
 22 
 W 
56,264 
 32 
 78 
 W 
 W 
 W 
 W 
 37 
 W 
 160 
 W 
 462 
 W 
 W 
 W 
 217 
 68 
 35 
 W 
 112 
 132 
 164 
 W 
 W 
54,107 
 102,785 114,759 
 W Withheld to avoid disclosing company proprietary data; included with "Undistributed."
 ' The following counties are not listed because no nonfuel mineral production
was reported: Bennett, Brule, Buffalo, Edmunds, Jackson, Mellette, Shannon,
Stanley, and Todd. 
 2lncludes gem stones, sand and gravel that cannot be assigned to specific
counties, and values indicated by symbol W. 
 3Data may not add to totals shown because of independent rounding. 
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MINERALS YEARBOOK, 1978-79 
Aurora_______________ 
Beadle_______________ 
BonHomme____________ 
Brookings_____________ 
Brown_______________ 
Butte________________ 
Campbell______________ 
CharlesMix____________ 
Clark_ 
Clay_________________ 
Codington_____________ 
Corson_______________ 
Custer~ 
Davison______________ 
Day 
Deuel________________ 
Dewey_______________ 
Douglas______________ 
FaliRiver_____________ 
Faulk                 
Grant 
Gregory               
Haakon -  
Hamlin -  
Hand________________ 
Hanson -  
Harding               
Hughes -  
Hutchinson             
Hyde________________ 
Jerauld -  
Jones________________ 
Kingsbury              
Lake________________ 
Lawrence_____________ 
Lincoln -  
Lyman_______________ 
McCook - 
McPherson             
Marshall               
Meade - -  
Miner --  
Minnehaha             
Moody_______________ 
Pennington____________ 
Perkins______________ 
Potter_______________ 
Roberts 
Sanborn______________ 
Spink________________ 
Sully________________ 
Tripp________________ 
Turner_______________ 
Union________________ 
Walworth_____________ 
Washabaugh___________ 
Yankton______________ 
Ziebach______________ 
Undistributed2 - 
Total'____________ 
Sand and gravel. Do. 
Clays, sand and gravel. 
Sand and graveL 
Do. 
Do. 
Do. 
Do. 
Do. 
Stone, feldspar. 
Sand and graveL 
Do. 
Do. 
Do. 
Do. 
Sand and gravel, stone. 
Sand and graveL 
Stone, sand and gravel. 
Sand and graveL 
Do. 
Do. 
Do. 
Stone, sand and gravel. 
Sand and gravel. 
Do. 
Do. 
Do. 
Do. 
Do. 
Do. 
Do. 
Gold, sand and gravel, silver, iron ore, stone. Sand and gravel. 
Do. 
Do. 
Do. 
Do. 
Sand and gravel, gypsum. 
Sand and gravel. 
Stone, sand and gravel. 
Sand and gravel. 
Cement, stone, lime, sand and gravel, clays, mica. 
Sand and gravel. 
Do. 
Do. 
Do. 
Do. 
Do. 
Stone. 
Sand and gravel. 
Do. 
Do. 
Do. 
Sand and gravel, stone. 
Sand and gravel. 
the State decreased in each year of the biennium from that of the previous
year, the total value of produced gold increased. Major advances in the price
of gold during the biennium raised the average value to 
approximately $194 per troy ounce in 1978 and $308 per troy ounce in 1979,
and were the principal factors contributing to the State's record high value
of nonfuel mineral production set each year. 


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