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

Kebblish, William
New York,   pp. 383-394 PDF (1.2 MB)


Page 383

  383The Mineral Industry of 
New York 
This chapter has been prepared under a Memorandum of Understanding between
the Bureau of Mines, U.S. Department of the Interior, and the New York Geological
Survey, for collecting information on all nonfuel minerals. 
By William Kebblish1 
 The total value of minerals produced in New York was $418.5 million in 1978
and $453.7 million in 1979. The five commodities that contributed nearly
90% of the total value were cement, lime, salt, stone, and sand and gravel.
Other minerals included 
clays, gypsum, iron ore, talc, titanium, and various abrasives. Silver and
lead were produced as a byproduct of zinc processing, while slag and sulfur
were recovered from other operations. 
Table 1.—Nonfuel mineral production in New York1 
1977 
1978 
1979 
Value 
Value 
Value 
Mineral 
~ 
Quantity 
(thousands) 
Quantity 
(thou- 
sands) 
Quantity 
(thou 
sands) 
Clays2 thousand short ton& — Gemstones                
564 NA 
$1,728 
15 
659 NA 
$2,121 
20 
836 NA 
$3,027 
20 
Lead (recoverable content of ores, etc.) 
 metric tons — Peat          thousand short tons — 
2,520 
39 
1,706 
569 
990 
49 
735 
770 
458 
38 
532 
630 
Salt do_USand and gravel do. — — — 
Silver (recoverable content of ores, etc.) 
6,452 
29,197 
72,623 
57,570 
5,879 
°28,760 
77,236 
°59,280 
6,387 
°26,242 
77,751 
~55,889 
thousand troy ounce&. — 
Stone: 
56 
260 
21 
113 
11 
117 
Crushed — — — thousand short ton& —
 Dimension do~. 
Zinc (recoverable content of ores, etc.) 
29,922 
25 
88,509 
2,272 
35,748 
25 
98,530 
2,586 
36,901 
27 
112,362 
2,626 
 metric tons.. — Combined value of cement, clays (ball clay), emery,
garnet (abrasive), gypsum, iron ore, lime, sand and gravel (industrial, 1978-79),
talc, titanium concentrate 
64,264 
48,737 
26,463 
18,086 
12,133 
9,977 
(ilmenite), and wollastonite         Tote!                       
XX 
163,726 
XX 
159,065 
XX 
190,779 
XX 
437,715 
XX 
418,542 
XX 
453,710 
NA Not available. XX Not applicable. 
1Production as measured by mine shipments, sales, or marketable production
(including consumption by producers). 
°Excludes ball clay; value included in "Combined value"
figure. 
3Excludes industrial sand; value included in "Combined value" figure.


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