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

Ryan, J. Patrick
Lead,   pp. 695-725 ff. PDF (3.0 MB)


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1970 
1971 
1972 
Country Quantity  (short  tons) 
Value 
(thou- 
sands) 
Quantity 
(short 
tons) 
Value (thousands) 
Quantity 
(short 
tons) 
Value (thousands) 
Ore, flue dust, and matte, (bead content): 
 Argentina 31 $5 290 $57 27 $7 
 Australia 6,726 1,539 11,382 2,538 12,887 3,150 
 Belgium-Luxembourg - - - - - - - 13 4 
 Bolivia 1,914 358 9 (2) -- -- 
 Canada 23,436 4,474 36,406 8,209 14,794 3,263 
 Colombia 301 19 227 43 234 41 
 Honduras 1,087 192 18,803 3,798 8,300 1,213 
 Mexico 121 23 385 57 3,432 270 
 Morocco 12 3 42 14 41 9 
 Peru 8,228 1,595 20,634 4,607 11,910 2,596 
 Other 750 152 6 39 -  4 1 
 Total 42,606 - 8,360 88,184 19,362 51,642 10,554 
Base bullion (lead content): 
 Australia 876 238 
 Canada - - - - 
 Mexico 175 117 
 United Kingdom 126 93 
Total 1,177 448 
 - - - - 895 
 14 4 - - 
 27 12 - - 
 41 16 895 
238 
238 
Pigs and bars (lead content): 
 Australia 51,705 13,902 43,045 9,512 38,637 9,272 
 Belgium-Luxembourg 680 396 153 100 2,903 822 
 Burma 341 132 -- -- 186 46 
 Canada 63,753 19,107 56,820 14,015 83,008 22,285 
 Denmark 140 64 281 119 848 331 
 France 1,255 357  -- 123 45 
 Germany: 
    East -- -- -- -- 1,102 265 
    West 703 2,037 173 411 1,445 513 
 Mexico 38,368 10,156 29,645 6,725 35,513 8,069 
 Netherlands 174 150 198 75 2,292 693 
 Peru 52,473 16,292 36,372 9,500 49,260 13,320 
 South Africa, Republic of 12,984 4,164 13,519 4,083 8,804 2,698 
 Switzerland --  -- -- 7,994 2,067 
 United Kingdom 2,928 1,508 3,660 1,223 11,794 3,165 
 Yugoslavia 18,765 4,930 8,704 2,258 1,651 460 
 Other 354 202 -- -- 43 45 
 Total 244,623 73,397 192,570 48,021 245,598 64,096 
Reclaimed scrap, etc. (bead content): 
 Australia 352 116 976 264 990 
 Bahamas 2 (2) 1 1 32 
 Canada 1,394 495 889 228 356 
 Dominican Republic - - - - - - - - 42 
 Mexico 1,056 141 642 85 282 
 Netherlands Antilles 19 4 - - - - - - 
 Panama 84 21 - - - - - - 
 Spain 37 11 - - - - - - 
 United Kingdom 23 7 - - - - 51 
 Other 14 3 10 1 - - 
 Total 2,981 798 2,518 579 1,753 
Sheets, pipe, and shot: 
 Belgium-Luxembourg 45 17 20 
 Canada 320 169 82 
 Mexico -- -- -- 
 Netherlands 87 33 73 
 United Kingdom 35 13 62 
 Yugoslavia 26 9 - - 
 Total 513 241 237 
Census. 
2Less than 3'~ unit. 
 273 
 4 
 101 
 11 
 42 
 19 
 450 
 8 25 10 
 37 8 4 
 -- 1 1 
    23 44 15 
    18 34 14 
    - - 30 8 
 86 142 52 
 Grandtotab 291,900 83,244 283,550 68,064 300,030 75,390 
1 Excludes imports for refining and export, classified as "imports for consumption"
by the Bureau of the 
 722                 MINERALS YEARBOOK, 1972 
  Table 28.—U.S. imports for consumption 1 of lead, by country 


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