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Bureau of Mines / Minerals yearbook: Metals and minerals 1977
Year 1977, Volume 1 (1977)

Petkof, Benjamin
Beryllium,   pp. 183-186 PDF (360.8 KB)


Page 185

Country 
 1976 1977 
Quantity Value  Value 
 (thou- Quantity (thou- 
(pounds) sands) (pounds) sands) 
 —— —— 967 $21 
   797 3 
 iii il -- -- 
 4 2 549 5 
 3,204 63 44,472 28 
 4,718 325 13,414 571 
 701 92 855 65 
 3,000 8 —— —— 
 2,419 49 56 1 
   832 4 
 12,591  84,410 624 
 73,960 61 4,000 9 
 1,407 63 1,356 38 
 2,374 89 30 11 
 9,568 742 7,912 521 
 165 6 855 10 
 1,756 160,505 1,911 
Customs district and country 
 1976 1977 
Quantity Value Quantity Value 
(short (thou- (short (thou- 
 tons) sands) tons) sands) 
 103 $38 
 11 3 
 512 201 
 103 35 
 120 46 
 66 14 
 97 34 
 44 9 
 66 $22 
 15 3 
 370 162 
 32 12 
 9 4 
 1,056 380 492 203 
 —— —— 111 38 
 —— __. 99 42 
 —— —— 22  6 
 —— —— 22 .9 
 254 95 
 1,058 380 746 298 
 BERYLLIUM 185 
Table 2.—U.S. exports of beryllium alloys, wrought or unwrought,
and
waste and scrap1 
Argentina______________________________________ 
Australia 
Austria 
Belgium_______________________________________ 
Canada________________________________________ 
France____________________________________ 
Germany, West  
Hong Kong_____________________________________ 
Italy__________________________________________ 
Jamaica_______________________________________ 
Japan_________________________________________ 
Mexico________________________________________ 
Netherlands_____________________________________ 
Switzerland_____________________________________ 
United Kingdom__________________________________ 
Other___________________________________________________________________________
 Total 114,143 
' Consisting of beryllium lumps, single crystals,powder; beryllium-base alloy
powder; beryllium rods, sheets, and wire. 
Table 3.—U.S. imports for consumption of beryl, by customs district
and country 
Philadelphia district! 
Argentina                                     
Australia                                      
Bolivia                                       
Brazil                                        
France 
India________________________________________ 
Rwanda                                       
South Africa, Republic of__________________________ 
Spain                                        
Uganda_______________________________________ 
Total                                       
Los Angeles district 
Argentina                                      
Brazil                                         
Mozambique                                    
Rwanda                                       
     Total -- -- 
NewYorkCitydistrict:Mozambique 2 (1) 
 In 1977, world production of beryl contin- grade bertrandite ore has maintained
the ued its downward trend of recent years. position of the United States
as a significant Only one major producing nation had any source of commercial
beryllium minerals. significant increase in production. Pro- In addition,
the United States and the duction in all other producing nations re- U.S.S.R.
are the major consumers of world mained at the same level or declined, beryllium
mineral production. 
 The capabifity to mine and process low- 
Grand total                                  
' Less than 1/2 unit. 
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