University of Wisconsin Digital Collections
Link to University of Wisconsin Digital Collections
Link to University of Wisconsin Digital Collections
Ecology and Natural Resources Collection

Page View

Bureau of Mines / Minerals yearbook: Metals and minerals 1978-79
Year 1978-79, Volume 1 (1978-1979)

Foster, Russell J.
Salt,   pp. 751-762 PDF (1.1 MB)


Page 753

 3,463 203,834 3,726 229,662 
 2,001 29,348 2,104 25,575 
 381 20,625 391 19,727 
 6,221 274,965 
SALT 
753 
Table 2.—Salt sold or used by producers in the United States,'
method
of recovery 
(Thousand short tons and thousand dollars) 
 1978 1979 
 Recover3r method Quantity Value Quantity Value 
Evaporated: 
 Bulk: 
Open pansorgrainers,andvacuumpans  
Solar_______________________________________ 
Pressed blocks  
 Total2 5,845 253,808 
Rock: 
 Bulk 14,630 147,753 14,827 148,205 
 Pressedblocks 58 3,041 64 3,987 
       Total 14,688 150,794 14,891Saltinbrine(soldorusedassuch) 22,336 94,744
24,681 
152,192 
111,195 
Grand total2 42,869 499,345 45,793 
538,352 
' Excludes Puerto Rico. 
' Data may not add to totals shown because of independent rounding. 
Table 3.—Salt sold or used by producers in the United States, by
State
(Thousand short tons and thousand dollars) 
 1978 1979 
State 
 Quantity Value Quantity 
Value - 
Kansas' 1,661 48,097 1,900 61,184 
Louisiana 14,263 110,472 14,207 113,167 
Michigan 3,741 83,872 3,080 82,540 
NewYork 5,879 77,236 6,387 77,751 
Ohio 3,897 74,572 4,135 79,598 
Texas 9,100 49,153 11,283 67,602 
Utah 956 13,532 1,204 14,723 
West Virginia 1,030 W 1,078 W 
OtherStates' 2,342 42,411 2,520 41,787 
 Total3 42,869 499,345 45,793 538,352 
PuertoRicoc 27 639 27 639 
 eEstimate. W Withheld to avoid disclosing company proprietary data; included
with "Other States." 
 ' Quantity and value of brine included with "Other States." 
 2lncludes Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Kansas (brine
only), Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, and items indicated by
symbol W. 
 ' Data may not add to totals shown because of independent rounding. 
Table 4.—Evaporated salt sold or used by producers in the United
States,
by State 
(Thousand short tens and thousand dollars) 
State 
1978 
Quantity 
Value 
1979 
Quantity Value 
Kansas                                            
Louisiana                                          
Michigan                                           
NewYork                                          
Utah                                              
OtherStates'                                        
 Total2                                          Puerto Ricoe           
854 
266 
1,113 
612 
921 
2,079 
40,732 
18,996 
64,012 
37,843 
13,355 
78,869 
976 
318 
1,116 
709 
1,128 
1,973 
51,780 
22,545 
64,003 
44,951 
14,371 
77,316 
5,845 
 27 
253,808 
 639 
6,221 
 27 
274,965 
639 
e~tjmate 
' Includes Arizona, California, Hawaii, New Mexico, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma,
and Texas. 2Data may not add to totals shown because of independent rounding.


Go up to Top of Page