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

Arndt, Robert H.; Eveleth, Robert W.
New Mexico,   pp. 365-381 ff. PDF (2.1 MB)


Page 365

 
1977 
1978 
1979 
Mineral 
Quantity 
Value (thou. 
sands) 
Quantity 
Value (thousands) 
Quantity 
Value 
(thou 
sands) 
69 
$113 
65 
$108 
74 
$124 
149,412 NA 
220,037 
170 
127,828 NA 
187,405 
180 
164,281 NA 
336,934 
180 
13,560 
182 
2,011 
1,227 
9,879 
263 
1,912 
2,649 
22,976 
251 
7,065 
3,244 
W 
W 
W 
W 
43 
49 
29,120 
14 
2 
521 
1,891 
457 
W 
8,604 
W 
W 
55 
9,543 
169,616 
1,835 
W 
17,685 
36,443 
16 
2 
576 
1,943 
631 
180 
8,239 
W 
W 
60 
12,510 
83,554 
2,706 
1,617 
17,850 
33,152 
17 
2 
588 
2,005 
604 
W 
7,141 
W 
W 
40 
14,874 
228,776 
3,550 
W 
18,245 
918 
4,242 
W 
W 
W 
W 
1,950 
17 
-- 
4,786 
106 
-- 
2,438 
18 
W 
6,157 
115 
W 
2,589 
20 
-- 
6,743 
117 
~- 
XX 
65,617 
XX 
60,736 
XX 
74,507 
XX 
497,043 
XX 
477,559 
XX 
694,448 
 NA Not available. 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). 
 ' Excludes fire clay; value included in "Combined value" figure.
  365The Mineral Industry of New 
Mexico 
This chapter has been prepared under a Memorandum of Understanding between
the 
Bureau of Mines, U.S. Department of the Interior, and the New Mexico Department
of 
Energy and Minerals for collecting information on all nonfuel minerals. 
By Robert H. Arndt1 and Robert W. Eveleth2 
 The value of nonfuel minerals produced values characterizedby lows in 1975and1978
in New Mexico rose abruptly during the and an intervening high in 1976. A
strong second year of the 1978-79 biennium to a surge in the value of produced
copper, gold, record of $695 million. The record was potash, and silver supported
the increase in achieved after 4 years of fluctuating annual 1979 to about
46% above the value in 1978 
Table 1..—.Nonfuel mineral production in New Mexico' 
 Clays' thousand short tons - 
Copper (recoverable content of ores, etc.) 
 metric tons — Gemstones_____________________ 
Gold (recoverable content of ores, etc.) 
 troy ounces — 
* Gypsum thousand short tons. Lead (recoverable content of ores, etc.) 
 metric tons.. — Manganiferous ore (5% to 35% Mn) 
 short tons - 
Mica, scrap - - - - thousand short tons - 
 Peat da_~_ 
 Perlite do. — — — 
Potassium salts thousand metric tons - 
 Pumice thousand short tons - 
 Salt do___ 
Sandandgravel             
Silver (recoverable content of ores, etc.) 
thousand troy ounces.. - 
Stone: 
Crushed - - - - thousand short tons. - 
Dimension              
 Tin metric tons~ 
Combined value of barite (1979), carbon dioxide, cement, clays, (fire clay),
helium (high-purity 1977-78), lead, lime, molybdenum, vanadium, zinc, and
values mdicatedbysymbolW_____________________________________________________________________
Total                      


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