Bureau of Mines / Minerals yearbook: Area reports: domestic 1972
Year 1972, Volume 2 (1972)
Broderick, Grace N.
Illinois, pp. 225-244 PDF (1.9 MB)
225The Mineral Industry of Illinois This chapter has been prepared by the Bureau of Mines, U.S. Department of the Inte. nor, and the Illinois State Geological Survey, under a memorandum of understanding for collecting information on all minerals except mineral fuels. By Grace N. Broderick' The mineral production of Illinois in 1972 was valued at $769.7 million, an increase of 9.8% over the record high of $700.9 million set in 1971. Mineral fuels continued to account for the major part of the total mineral value; nonmetals comprised nearly 29%; and metals accounted for the remainder. Nationally, Illinois led in the production of fluorspar, ranked second in output of stone and peat, fourth in sand and gravel production, and fourth in output of coal. Coal remained the leading commodity in mineral value, accounting for $402.5 million or 52% of the State total. Output of bituminous coal from Illinois in 1972 was 65.5 million tons, a 12% increase in quantity above that of 1971; total value of coal production increased 26% over that of the previous year. Production of crude petroleum was 34.9 million barrels, 4.2 million barrels less than in 1971, and, in value, accounted for $121.0 million, 15.7% of the total mineral output of the State. Marketed production of natural gas increased 140% both in quantity and value. Production of liquefied petroleum gases increased, but natural gasoline dePhysical scientist, Division of Ferrous Metals— Mineral Supply. Table 1.—Mineral production in illinois' 1971 1972 Mineral Quantity Value (thou- sands) Quantity Value (thou sands) Cement: Portland thousand short tons - Masonry do. Clays do..Coal (bituminous) do - - -Fluorspar short tons.Gemstones 1,425 73 1,788 58,402 138,051 NA $25,975 2,336 4,294 318,878 9,883 ' 2 1,571 80 21,716 65,523 132,405 NA $33,124 2,483 23,314 402,481 9,961 2 Lead (recoverable content of ores, etc.) short ton& -Natural gas million cubic feet -Peat thousand short tons - 1,238 498 72 342 r 139 W 1,335 1,194 74 401 334 935 Petroleum (crude) thousand 42-gallon barrels -Sand and gravel thousand short tons..Stone4 do~. Zinc (recoverable content of ores, etc.) short tons - Value of items that cannot be disclosed; Fuller's earth (1972), lime, natural gas liquids, silver, stone (dimension), tripoli, and values indicated by the symbol W Total Total 1967 constant dollars 39,084 45,364 61,991 12,706 XX 135,621 59,397 106,084 4,091 ' 33,828 34,874 ~39,929 p56,260 11,378 XX 121,013 ~61,696 ~94,225 4,039 35,729 XX XX r700,870 595,950 XX XX 769,737 ' 640,344 Preliminary. ' Revised. NA Not available. W Withheld to avoid disclosing individual company confidential data; included with "Value of items that cannot be disclosed." XX Not applicable. 1 Production as measured by mine shipments, sales, or marketable production (including consumption by producers). 2 Excludes fuller's earth; included with "Value of items that cannot be disclosed." 3 Data not directly comparable with that of previous years because of changes in coverage. 4 dimension stone; included with "Value of items that cannot be disclosed."
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