Bureau of Mines / Minerals yearbook: Area reports: domestic 1978-79
Year 1978-79, Volume 2 (1978-1979)
Boyle, James R.; Bicker, Alvin R.
Mississippi, pp. 291-297 ff. PDF (578.0 KB)
291The Mineral Industry of Mississippi This chapter has been prepared under a Memorandum of Understanding between the Bureau of Mines, U.S. Department of the Interior, and the Bureau of Geology and Energy Resources, Mississippi Department of Natural Resources, for collecting information on all nonfuel minerals. By James R. Boyle1 and Alvin R. Bicker2 The value of Mississippi's nonfuel miner. al production in 1978 and 1979 was $96.8 million and $107.7 million, respectively. In 1978, significant increases in production and value were recorded in most construction materials. Production in 1979 remained about the same as in 1978, with some unit value increases. In 1978, Mississippi ranked second in the production of bentonite and recovered sulfur; third in ball clay and fuller's earth; and fifth in the recovery of magnesium compounds from seawater. Table 1.—.-Nonfuel mineral production in Mississippil 1977 1978 1979 Mineral Value . Value . Value Quantty (thousands) QusIi~ (thousands) ~1au1~, (thousands) aays~ thousand short tons~. 2l~3 ~$8,841 1,960 $19,623 1,820 $21,841Lime do~ 49 1,079 49 1,108 70 1,571Sandandgravel' do.~_ 13,313 25,375 15,950 33,520 16,940 37,797Stone(crushed) do~._ 2,176 3,933 2,409 5,176 W WCombined value of cement, clays (ball clay and fuller's earth, 1977), magnesium compounds, sand and gravel (industrial), and values indicated bysymbolW XX 38,240 XX 37,397 XX 46,480 Total XX 77,468 XX 96,824 XX 107,689 W Withheld to avoid disclosing company proprietary dats, value included in "Combined value" figure. XX Not applicable. Production as measured by mine shipments, sales, or marketable production (includingconsumption by producers). ' Excludes ball clay and fuller's earth; value included in "Combined value" figure. ' Excludes industrial sand value included in "Combined value" figure.
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