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

Kurtz, Horace F.
Bauxite,   pp. 189-204 PDF (1.6 MB)


Page 190

Table 4.—Percent of domestic bauxite shipments, by silica content 
 190 MINERALS YEARBOOK, 1972 
Table 2.—Mine production of bauxite and shipments from mines and processing
plants to consumers in the United States 
(Thousand long tons and thousand dollars) 
Mine production 
Shipments from mines and 
State and year 
Crude 
processing plants to consumers 
Dry 
equivalent 
Value' 
As Dry Value' shipped equivalent 
Alabama and Georgia: 
 1968 110 83 694 74 69 898 
 1969 117 88 1,020 72 79 1,324 
 1970~ 270 213 3,778 149 161 3,299 
 1971 261 207 3,564 143 171 3,566 
 1972 227 178 2,228 187 218 4,605 
 Arkansas: 
 1968 1,961 1,582 23,058 1,962 1,680 25,349 
 1969 2,116 1,755 24,706 2,044 1,765 26,304 
 1970 2,251 1,869 26,293 2,194 1,917 29,049 
 1971 2,157 1,781 24,979 2,161 1,892 28,296 
 1972 1,973 1,634 21,010 2,128 1,844 25,426 
 Total United States:3 
 1968 2,071 1,665 23,752 2,036 1,749 26,247 
 1969 2,233 1,843 25,725 2,116 1,844 27,628 
 19702 2,522 2,082 30,070 2,343 2,078 32,348 
 1971 2,419 1,988 28,543 2,305 2,063 31,862 
 1972 2,200 1,812 23,238 2,314 2,061 30,032 
1 Computed from selling prices and values assigned by producers and from
Bureau of Mines estimates. 
2 Includes data for Oregon and Washington. 
Data may not add to totals shown because of independent rounding. 
Table 3.—Recovery of dried, cakined, and 
activated bauxite in the United States 
 (Thousand long tons) ______________________________________ 
 SiO2 (%) 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 
Total processed 
 Crude bauxite recovered 1 Less than 8 15 15 19 4 6 
 Year  ore —  From 8 to 15 53 55 54 65 64 
  treated As Dry More than 15.~ 32 30 27 31 30 
  recovered equivalent 
1968            
210 
108 
152 
1969            
288 
162 
218 
1970            
428 
259 
343 
1971            
444 
250 
357 
1972            
399 
210 
319 
' Dried, calcined, an 
d activated 
bauxite. 
Table fl.—Production and shipments of alumina in the United States
(Thousand short tons) 
Year 
~ 
Calcined alumina 
Other 
alumina 1 
Total 
— As produced or shipped 2 
Calcined 
equivalent 
Production: 
 1970                    
 1971                    
 1972                    
Shipments: 
 1970                    
 1971                    
 1972                    
6,670 
6,545 
6,235 
6,631 
6,525 
6,222 
478 
668 
741 
476 
659 
745 
7,148 
7,213 
6,976 
7,106 
7,184 
6,968 
7,001 
7,002 
6,739 
6,961 
6,975 
6,730 
 ' Trihydrate, activated, tabular and other aluminas. Excludes calcium and
sodium aluminates. 
 ' Data may not add to totals shown because of independent rounding. 
 Includes only the end product if one type of alumina was produced and used
to make another type of alumina. 


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