Bureau of Mines / Minerals yearbook: Area reports: domestic 1978-79
Year 1978-79, Volume 2 (1978-1979)
Boyle, James R.; McLemore, William H.
Georgia, pp. 143-155 ff. PDF (1.3 MB)
143The Mineral Industry of Georgia This chapter has been prepared under a Memorandum of Understanding between the Bureau of Mines, U.S. Department of the Interior, and the Georgia Geologic Survey, Environmental Protection Division, Georgia Department of Natural Resources, for collecting information on all nonfuel minerals. By James R. Boyle1 and William H. McLemore2 The value of Georgia's nonfuel mineral production in 1978 and 1979 was $588.1 million and $698.7 million, respectively. Georgia led the Nation in the production of fuller's earth, kaolin, and dimension stone; was second in kyanite and iron oxide pig. ments; third in bauxite and feldspar; fourth in barite and byproduct gypsum; and fifth in common clays and mica. With the exception of bauxite, kyanite, and sand and gravel, all commodities registered an increase in unit value in 1978. Table 1.—Nonfuel mineral production in Georgia1 1977 1978 1979 Mineral Quantity Value (thousands) Quantity Value (thousands) Quantity Value (thou sands) Cement: Portland — — — thousand short tons_ — Masonry do~~ Clays do__Gemstones 1,192 W 7,554 ~ $37,711 W 288,223 ~ 1,435 W 8,476 NA $51,504 W 358,654 20 1,335 102 8,322 NA $55,117 5,172 437,671 20 Sand and gravel — thousand short tons — Stone: 5,141 13,207 5,378 12,550 25,014 210,792 Crushed do~~ Dimension do~ Talc short tons~ Combined value of barite, bauxite, feld 37,864 240 23,540 106,215 13,637 63 41,572 277 W 131,959 15,879 W 40,902 244 W 154,021 17,908 W spar, iron ore (1977), kyanite, mica, peat, sand and gravel (industrial, 1979), and values indicated by symbol W Total XX 15,307 XX 17,548 XX 17,989 XX 474,363 XX 588,114 XX 698,690 NA Not available. W Withheld to avoid disclosingcompany proprietary data; value included with "Combined value" figure. XX Not applicable. 1Production as measured by mine shipments, sales, or marketable production (including consumption by producers). 2Excludes industrial sand; value included in "Combined value" figure.
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