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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)


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  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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