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Bureau of Mines / Minerals yearbook: Metals, minerals, and fuels 1972
Year 1972, Volume 1 (1972)

Statistical summary,   pp. 83-121 ff. PDF (3.5 MB)


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 Table 2.—Mineral production' in the United States 
 1969 1970 1971 1972 
Mineral 
 Quantity Value Quantity Value Quantity Value Quantity Value 
 (thousands) (thousands) (thousands) (thousands) 
 MINERAL FUELS 
Asphalt and related bitumens (native): Bituminous limestone 
 and sandstone and gilsonite short tons - 1,918,748 $8,561 1,980,562 $8,819
1,668,928 $8,291 1,995,874 $10,303 
Carbon dioxide, natural e thousand cubic feet - 1,194,836 144 1,109,530 191
1,271,995 216 1,228,741 165 
Coal: 
   Bituminous and lignite 2 thousand short tons - 560,505 2,795,509 602,932
3,772,662 552,192 3,901,496 595,386 4,561,983 
   Pennsylvania anthracite do - - - 10,473 100,769 9,729 105,341 8,727 108,469
7,106 85 251 
Helium: 
   Crude million cubic feet.~ 31993 46,843 3,953 46,820 3,988 47,856 3462
41,544 
   Grade A do_.. 760 21,599 647 17,405 577 14,539 627 15,603 
Natural gas do~ 20,698,240 3,455,615 21,920,642 3,745,680 22,493,012 ' 4,085,482
22,531,698 4,203,236 
Natural gas liquids: 
   Natural gasoline and cycle products 
 thousand 42-gallon barrels - 201,784 603,084 206,305 603,024 200,181 616,657
198,480 604,423 — 
   LPG do_.. 378,457 498,927 399,611 672,088 417,634 769,397 4441736 847,810
~ 
Peat thousand short tons... 566 7,055 526 5,986 600 7,011 607 1,112 ~ 
Petroleum (crude) thousand 42-gallon barrels~~ 3,371,751 10,426,680 3,517,450
11,173,726 3,453,914 11,692,998 3,455,368 11,706,510 ~. 
 Total mineral fuels . XX 17,965,000 XX 20,152,000 XX ' 21,247,000 XX 22,084,000
 NONMETALS (EXCEPT FUELS) 
Abrasive stones  short tons  3,311 600 3,055 635 2,349 563 3,241 670 ~ 
Asbestos  do...... 125,936 10,648 125,314 10,696 130,882 12,174 131,663 13,408
~ 
Barite thousand short tons~ 1,077 15,753 854 12,800 825 13,491 906 14,883
0 
Boron minerals do - -  1,020 81,261 1,041 86,827 1,047 89,856 1,121 95,882
0 
Bromine thousand pounds  391,883 87,990 349,748 60,560 355,946 61,750 386,864
63,689 P~ 
Calcium-magnesium chloride short tons  W W 632,500 15,225 W W W W —
Cement: 
Portland thousand short tons. 75,366 1,284,600 71,629 1,268,718 75,881 1,421,388
77,973 1,588,290 "~ Masonry                           do~... 3,255 69,106
2,978 67,537 .3,841 84,556 3,777 100,269 
Clays do.~.... 58,694 264,415 54,853 267,912 56,666 274,431 59,456 308,022
Diatomite short tons~. 598,482 36,485 597,636 32,649 535,318 34,392 576,089
37,554 
Feldspar do....... 754,863 8,869 726,069 9,638 742,810 9,969 732,439 10,372
Fluorspar do....... 182,567 8,411 269,221 13,923 272,071 17,263 250,347 17,315
Garnet (abrasive) ~ 20,458 1,874 18,837 1,936 18,984 1,934 18,916 1,957 
Gemstones' NA 2,390 NA 2,396 NA 2,589 NA 2,728 
Gypsum thousand short tons. 9,905 38,354 9,436 35,132 10,418 39,057 12,328
48,504 
Lime do...~... 20,209 280,736 19,747 286,155 19,591 308,100 20,290 339,304
Magnesium compounds from sea water and brine (except for 
 metal) short tons, MgO equivalent.. - 618,762 53,046 707,874 62,434 668,649
62,322 729,472 63,915 
Mica: 
Scrap thousand short tons.. 133 2,893 119 2,527 127 2,917 160 4,353 Sheet
                                 pounds~. W 8 -- -- 17,005 7 14,280 7 
Perlite short tons.... 471,454 5,100 456,134 4,904 432,208 4,941 544,594
6,231 
Phosphate rock thousand short tons - 37,725 208,689 38,739 208,218 38,886
203,828 40,831 207,910 
Potassium salts thousand short tons, K2O equivalent. - 2,804 73,572 2,729
98,123 2,587 100,527 2,659 106,680 
Pumice thousandshorttons.... 3,609 5,050 3,036 4,671 ' 3,391 ' 5,214 3,813
6,539 
Pyrites .thousand long tons... W W W W 808 7,137 741 6,652 


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