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Bureau of Mines / Minerals yearbook: Metals and minerals 1978-79
Year 1978-79, Volume 1 (1978-1979)

Schreck, Albert E.
Acknowledgments,   pp. v ff. PDF (96.8 KB)


Page v

  VAcknowledgments 
 Volume I, Metals and Minerals, of the Minerals Yearbook presents data on
more than 90 nonfuel mineral commodities that were obtained as a result of
the mineral information gathering activities of the Bureau of Mines. 
 The collection, compilation, and analysis of data on the domestic minerals
industries were performed by the staffs of the Sections of Ferrous Metals,
Nonferrous Metals, and Nonmetallic Minerals, Division of Production/Consumption
Data Collection and Interpretation. Statistical data were compiled from information
supplied by mineral producers, processors, and users in response to production
and consumption canvasses, and their voluntary response is gratefully appreciated.
The information obtained from individual firms by means of confidential surveys
has been grouped to provide statistical aggregates. Data on individual firms
are presented only if available from published or other nonconfidential sources
or when permission of the companies has been granted. Other material appearing
in this volume was obtained from the trade and technical press, industry
contacts, and numerous other sources. 
 Statistics on U.S. imports and exports, world production, and foreign country
trade were compiled in the Branch of Foreign Data. U.S. foreign trade data
were obtained from reports of the Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of
Commerce. World production and international trade data came from numerous
sources, including reports from the Foreign Service, U.S. Department of State.
 The Branch of Publication Support Services, Division of Publication provided
general guidance on the preparation and coordination of the chapters in this
volume and reviewed the manuscripts to insure statistical consistency among
the tables, figures, and text, between this volume and other volumes, and
between this edition and those of former years. 
 Acknowledgment is also particularly made of the splendid cooperation of
the business press, trade associations, scientific journals, international
organizations, and other Federal agencies that supplied information. 
 The Bureau of Mines has been assisted in collecting mine production data
and supporting information by numerous cooperating State agencies. These
organizations are listed in the acknowledgments to Volume II. 
Albert E. Schreck, Editor-in-Cluef 


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