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)
Mineral 1977 1978 1979 Value Value Value Quantity (thou- Quantity (thou- Quantity (thou sands) sands) sands) w w 2197 NA 304,846 (3) 6,043 Cement: Masonry - - - thousand short tons. - Portland Clays do - - - Gem stones Gold (recoverable content of ores, etc.) troy ounces_ - Mica, scrap - - - - thousand short tons - Sandandgravel do~ Silver (recoverable content of ores, etc.) thousand troy ounces - Stone: Crushed - - - - thousand short tons_ - Dimension do_~ Combined value of beryllium concentrate (1977), clays (bentonite, 1977-78), feldspar, gypsum, iron ore (1978-79), lime, and values indicated by symbol W - - - - - Total w w 2$~ 40 45,212 5 9,815 w w 2216 NA 285,512 (3) 6,404 w w 2$2~j8 50 55,261 4 11,100 7 670 205 NA 245,912 (3) 6,001 $434 31,273 292 50 75,618 2 10,119 69 317 53 287 58 643 3,377 7,477 3,693 8,376 3,891 10,317 35 11,404 36 11,859 36 13,268 XX 28.282 XX 27,554 XX 6.670 XX 102,785 XX 114,759 XX 148,686 NA Not available. W Withheld to avoid disclosing company proprietary data; included in "Combined value" figure. XX Not applicable. 1Production as measured by mine shipments, sales, or marketable production (including consumption by producers). 2Excludes bentonite; value included in "Combined value" figure. 3Less than 1/2 unit. 477The Mineral Industry of South Dakota This chapter has been prepared under a Memorandum of Understanding between the Bureau of Mines, U.S. Department of the Interior, and the South Dakota Geological Survey for collecting information on all nonfuel minerals. By James H. Aase,1 Wanda J. West,2 and Fred V. Steece3 The value of nonfuel mineral production in South Dakota for 1978 and 1979 was $114.8 million and $148.7 million, respectively, setting records each year. The State's nonfuel mineral output was derived from three metallic and nine nonmetallic mineral commodities. Gold continued as the leading commodity in terms of value during the biennium 1978-79, accounting for approximately half of the State total. Other principal mineral commodities produced, in descending order of value, included cement, stone, and sand and gravel. Nationally, South Dakota ranked 38th among the States in value of nonfuel mineral production in 1978. The State led the Nation in gold production in 1978 and was second, following Utah, in 1979. Although the quantity of gold produced in Table 1 —Nonfuel mineral production in South Dakota1
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