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

Boyle, James R.; Hendry, Charles W., Jr.
Florida,   pp. 133-142 PDF (1021.0 KB)


Page 133

Mineral 
Cement: 
 Masonry thousand short tons 
 Portland do. — — — 
Clays do~Gemstones                 
 W 
2,540 
581 
 ~ 
W 
$87,561 
222,313 
~ 
 W 
2,766 
601 
NA 
W 
$111,892 
 28,850 
5 
255 
2,957 
681 NA 
$13,098 
126,562 
231,308 
4 
Lime — — — — thousand short ton&.
— 
Peat do__Sand and graveL do_ — — —Stone (crushed)
do_ —
— — 
Combined value of clays (kaolin, 1977 and 1979), magnesium compounds, phosphate
rock, rare-earth concentrate, staurolite, stone (dimension, 
 165 
 125 
20,218 
48,558 
7,350 
1,396 
38,989 
101,435 
 180 
 158 
21,860 
57,354 
 8,182 
 2,246 
36,950 
128,905 
210 
153 
21,708 
W 
11,440 
2,190 
39,520 
W 
1977), titanium concentrate(il 
menite and rutile), and zircon con 
centrate, and values indicated by 
symbol W                 
Total                  
XX 
702,832 
XX 
781,742 
XX 
1,045,549 
XX 
961,876 
XX 
1,098,772 
XX 
1,269,671 
 NA Not avallable. W Withheld to avoid disclosing company proprietary data;
value included in "Combined value" figure. XX Not applicable. 
 ' Production as measured by mine shipments, sales, or marketable production
(including consumption by producers). 
 2Excludes value of kaolin; value included in "Combined value"
figure. 
  133The Mineral Industry of 
Florida 
This chapter has been prepared under a Memorandum of Understanding between
the Bureau of Mines, U.S. Department of the Interior, and the Florida Bureau
of Geology for collecting information on all nonfuel minerals. 
By James R. Boyle1 and Charles W. Hendry, Jr.2 
The value of nonfuel mineral production in Florida in 1978 and 1979 was $1.1
billion and $1.3 billion, respectively. The State ranked first in the production
of phosphate rock and titanium concentrates, and second in fuller's earth
and peat. Staurolite and zircon concentrates were produced only in Florida.
Nonmetals accounted for nearly all of the State's total mineral production
value in 1978 and 1979. The principal nonmet 
als produced, in order of value, were phosphate rock, stone, cement, sand
and gravel, and clays. All commodities, with the exception of magnesium compounds,
staurolite, and zircon concentrates, registered an increase in production
and value. Except for titanium concentrates and zircon concentrates, all
commodities registered an increase in unit value. 
Table 1.—.Nonfuel mineral production in Florida1 
 1977 1978 1979 
 Value Value Value 
Quantity (thousands) Quantity (thousands) Quaiitity (thousands) 


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