Bureau of Mines / Minerals yearbook: Metals, minerals, and fuels 1972
Year 1972, Volume 1 (1972)
Reed, Avery H.
Lime, pp. 727-734 PDF (671.6 KB)
PRICES 732 MINERALS YEARBOOK, 1972 The average value of lime sold or used by producers in 1972 was $16.78 per ton, an increase of 6% over the 1971 valise of $15.78 per ton. Values for quicklime ranged from $15.76 for agricultural lime to $16.08 for chemical lime, $16.90 for construction, and $20.52 for refractory dolomite, and averaged $16.35 per ton. Each of these values was higher than in 1971. Values for hydrated lime ranged from $19.45 for construction lime to $19.66 for chemical lime and $21.32 for agricultural lime, averaging $19.60 per ton. FOREIGN TRADE Exports of lime decreased 43%, to 37,659 Trust Islands, India, the Republic of tons, and were 45% below the 1968 record. South Africa, Hungary, Italy, and Zambia. Of the total quantity exported, Canada re- Imports of lime, mainly from Canada, ceived 68%, Surinam 14%, and Mexico increased to 248,500 tons, 3% above the 7%. The remaining 11% went to 35 coun- 1971 record. Small quantities were imtries, listed in order as follows: Panama, ported from the Dominican Republic Jamaica, British Bahamas, Haiti, Indonesia, (1,088 tons), Mexico (231 tons), France (102 West Germany, the United Kingdom, tons), and West Germany (52 tons). Japan, Belgium, British Honduras, Sweden, Nicaragua, Venezuela, Argentina, Ecuador, Table 7.—U.S. exports of lime the Philippines, Leeward and Windward Islands, Denmark, Austria, Brazil, Chile, Honduras, Thailand, New Zealand, Colombia, Australia, the Netherlands Antilles, ~ ~ the Dominican Republic, Iceland, Pacific 1972 37,659 1,242 Year Short tons Value (thousands) Table 8.—U.S. imports for consumption of lime Hydrate d lime Other lime Total Year Short tons Value (thou- sands) Short tons Value (thou- sands) Short tons Value (thou sands) 1970 1971 1972 34,158 39,807 37,468 $479 618 724 167,432 202,477 210,995 $1,946 2,690 3,224 201,590 242,284 248,463 $2,425 3,308 3,948 WORLD REVIEW Canada.—During 1972 there were 22 active lime plants in Canada: nine in Ontario, four in Quebec, four in Alberta, three in Manitoba, one in British Columbia, and one in New Brunswick. Of the 80 kilns in operation, 55 were vertical, 21 were rotary, 3 were rotary grate, and 1 was vibatory grate. Output in 1972 was 1,606,000 tons. Companies active in Ontario were Algoma Steel Corp. Ltd., Allied Chemical Canada Ltd., Canadian Gypsum Co. Ltd., Cyanamid of ' Canada Ltd., Chromasco Corp. Ltd., Domtar Chemicals Ltd., Reiss Lime Co. of Canada Ltd., and The Steel Co. of Canada Ltd. Active companies in Quebec were Do- minion Lime Ltd., Domtar Chemicals Ltd., Gulf Oil Canada Ltd., and Quebec Sugar Refinery. Dominion Lime announced plans for a new 100-ton-per-day kiln. In Alberta three companies produced lime, Canadian Sugar Factories Ltd., Steel Brothers Canada Ltd., and Summit Lime Works, Ltd. Steel Brothers constructed a second rotary kiln in 1972 which doubled the plant capacity. Steel Brothers Canada Ltd. and The Manitoba Sugar Co. Ltd. were active in Manitoba. Texada Lime, Ltd. built a calcimatic kiln in British Columbia, Havelock Lime Works Ltd. ' installed a 100-ton rotary kiln at Havelock, New Brunswick. Germany, West.—West Germany ranked
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