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

Cammarota, V. Anthony, Jr.
Mercury,   pp. 771-781 ff. PDF (1.1 MB)


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 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 
United States: 
Producing mines 87 109 
Production flasks_ 28,874 29,640 
 Value thousands_ $15,464 $14,969 
Exports flzsks~. 7,496 507Reexports do - -  103 108 
79 
27,296 
$11,130 
4,653 
50 
56 
17,883 
$5,229 
7,232 
- - 
21 
7,286 
$1,590 
400 
563 
Imports: 
 For consumption do__ 23,246 31,924 
 General do.__ 23,956 30,848 
 Stocks Dec. 31 do_~. 22,907 22,692 
 Consumption do_... 75,422 77,372 Price: New York, average per flask  $535.56
$505.04 
World: 
21,972 
21,672 
16,554 
61,503 
$407.77 
28,449 
29,750 
16,862 
52,257 
$292.41 
28,834 
29,179 
15,708 
52,907 
$218.28 
Production flasks__ 259,694 289,267Price: London, average per flask  $546.80
$536.41 
284,014 
$411.45 
298,552 
$282.46 
279,508 
$203.01 
Table 2.—Mercury statistics, 1925—72 
(Flasks) 
Production 
  U.S.United States Govern- 
Year ~-~-- World 2 ment 
Primary Secondaryi releases 
NA 
NA 
4,000 
17,000 
31,764 
7,865 
11,454 
23,810 
3,077 
703 
5,767 
512 
NA Not available. 
 Excludes Government releases. 
 ~ mercury only, including United States. 
' Apparent consumption 1925—26, 1931, 1932, 1936—39; estimated
by Bureau of Mines 1927—30; 1933—35; actual consumption 1940—72.
Not separately classified. 
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MINERALS YEARBOOK, 1972 
Table 1.—Salient mercury statistics 
 1925 9,053 
 1926 7,541 
 1927 11,128 
 1928 17,870 
 1929 23,682 
 1930 21,553 
 1931 24,947 
 1932 12,622 
 1933 9,669 
 1934 15,445 
 1935 17,518 
 1936 16,569 
 1937 16,508 
 1938 17,991 
 1939 18,633 
 1940 37,777 
 1941 44,921 
 1942 50,846 
 1943 51,929 
 1944 37,688 
 1945 30,763 
 1946 25,348 
 1947 23,244 
 1948 14,388 
 1949 9,930 
 1950 4,535 
 1951 7,293 
 1952 12,547 
 1953 14,337 
 1954 18,543 
 1955 18,955 
 1956 24,177 
 1957 34,625 
 1958 38,067 
 1959 31,256 
 1960 33,223 
 1961 31,662 
 1962 26,277 
 1963 19,117 
 1964 14,142 
 1965 19,582 
 1966 22,008 
 1967 23,784 
 1968 28,874 
 1969 29,640 
 1970 27,296 
 1971 17,883 
 1972 7,286 
 -- 103,344 
 -- 115,969 
 -- 149,905 
 -- 149,083 
 -- 162,699 
 -- 108,985 
 -- 99,069 
 -- 82,644 
 -- 59,828 
 -- 76,939 
 -- 100,261 
 -- 123,878 
 -- 133,136 
 -- 149,953 
 -- 140,050 
 -- 206,831 
 -- 265,994 
 -- 260,892 
 -- 228,288 
 -- 154,733 
 -- 121,180 
 4,000 143,846 
 3,500 155,562 
 2,170 94,682 
 1,385 120,786 
 2,000 143,253 
 2,000 146,667 
 2,500 150,499 
 2,800 159,719 
 6,100 179,297 
 10,030 185,116 
 5,850 221,022 
 5,800 239,525 
 5,400 246,160 
 4,950 223,527 
 5,350 241,801 
 8,360 239,610 
 5,800 244,592 
 6,520 239,652 
 7,519 255,133 
 14,906 267,873 
 8,535 264,994 
 10,696 232,073 
 10,570 259,694 
 10,573 289,267 
 7,348 284,014 
 10,899 298,552 
 12,139 279,508 
Imports Exports, Consump- Average 
  for including tion2  price per 
consump- reexports    flask, 
 tion   New York 
 20,580 201 29,432 $84.24 
 25,634 114 33,061 93.13 
 19,941 (4) 30,900 118.16 
 14,562 (4) 32,300 123.51 
 14,917 (4) 38,500 122.15 
 3,725 (4) 25,200 115.01 
 549 4,984 20,512 87.35 
 3,886 214 16,294 57.93 
 20,315 (4) 29,700 59.23 
 10,192 (4) 25,400 73.87 
 7,815 (4) 25,200 71.99 
 18,088 263 34,400 79.92 
 18,917 454 35,000 90.18 
 2,362 713 19,600 75.47 
 3,499 1,208 20,900 103.94 
 171 9,617 26,800 176.87 
 7,740 2,590 44,800 185.02 
 38,941 7,806 49,700 196.35 
 47,805 15,237 54,500 195.21 
 19,553 876 42,900 118.36 
 68,617 2,731 62,429 134.89 
 13,894 3,264 31,552 98.24 
 13,008 3,979 35,581 83.74 
 31,951 1,447 46,253 76.49 
 103,141 1,405 39,857 79.46 
 56,080 1,333 49,215 81.26 
 47,860 916 56,848 210.13 
 71,855 659 42,556 199.10 
 83,393 1,462 52,259 193.03 
 64,957 2,326 42,796 264.39 
 20,354 718 57,185 290.35 
 47,316 3,105 54,143 259.92 
 42,005 5,194 52,889 246.98 
 30,196 1,254 52,617 229.06 
 30,141 1,193 54,895 227.48 
 19,488 674 51,167 210.76 
 12,326 465 55,763 197.61 
 31,552 481 65,301 191.21 
 42,872 227 77,963 189.45 
 41,153 384 81,354 314.79 
 16,238 8,037 73,560 570.75 
 31,364 833 71,509 441.72 
 24,348 3,102 69,517 489.36 
 23,246 7,599 75,422 535.56 
 31,924 615 77,372 505.04 
 21,972 4,703 61,503 407.77 
 28,449 7,232 52,257 292.41 
 28,834 963 52,907 218.28 


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