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

Meisinger, A. C.
Vermiculite,   pp. 977-980 PDF (321.3 KB)


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 980 MINERALS YEARBOOK, 1978-79 
Table 4.—Vermiculite: World production, by country1 
(Short tons) 
 Country 1976 1977 1978" 1979e 
Argentina 4,517 5,139 5,890 5,900 
Brazil 1,043 7,532 21,617 22,000 
Egypt —— —— 654 700 
India r3,786 3,172 1,991 2,000 
Japane 14,000 15,000 16,000 17,000 
Kenya 3,954 4,762 2,054 2,200 
SouthAfrica,Republicof 244,798 182,343 230,485 2211,173 
Tanzania" 20 20 20 20 
United States (sold and used by producers) 304,000 359,000 337,000 2346,000
 Total3 r576000 577,000 616,000 607,000 
 e~tjmath "Preliminary. r~V~d. 
1Excludes production by centrally planned economy countries. 
2P~epo~tsd figure. 
3Data may not add to totals shown because of independent rounding. 


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