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Bureau of Mines / Minerals yearbook: Area reports: domestic 1978-79
Year 1978-79, Volume 2 (1978-1979)

Ballard, Rose L.
Statistical summary,   pp. 1-31 ff. PDF (2.8 MB)


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See footnotes at end of table. STATISTICAL SUMMARY 9 
Table 6.—Nonfuel mineral production1 in the United States, by State
—Continued 
 1977 1978 1979 
 Mineral 
 Value . value . Value 
 ~ 1 ~'  (thousands) " ' ~ (thousands) ~ tltY (thousands) 
CALIFORNIA 
 Asbestos               short tons... 76,247 $18,372 70,728 $19,281 76,332
$20,434 
 Boronminerals..._ thousand short tons._ 1469 236163 1554 279927 1590 310211
 Cement,portland             do_~ 9,271 406,185 9,290 473,486 9,724 541,815
 Clays                     do.....~ 2,655 12,179 2,479 15,106 2,531 18,621
 Copper (recoverable content of ores, etc.) 
 metric tonS..  200 295 W W W W 
 Diatomite        thousand short tons..  397 43,405 379 48,998 422 60,989
 Gemstones                       NA                       230           
           NA                       240                       NA        
              240 
 Gold (recoverable content of ores, etc.) 
 troy ounces.. — 5,704 846 7,480 1,448 3,195 982 
 Gypsum         thousand short tons.. — 1,629 8,500 1,578 9,017
1,624
10~354 
 Lead (recoverable content of ores, etc.) 
 metrictons.... 3 2 W W 2 2 
 Lime           thousand short tons..  598 24,074 522 21,691 564 25,545 
 Mercury           76-pound flasks.... W W -- -- 151 43 
 Pumice         thousand short tons..  636 3,838 831 3,458 800 3,973 
 Sandandgravel              do_...... 109,135 250,951 115,100 281,400 129,348
347,385 
 Silver (recoverable contentof ores, etc.) 
 thousand troy ounces.... 58 267 58 313 64 712 
 Stone: 
 Crushed..      thousand short tons.. — 34,011 80,146 37,856 93,377
39,742 106~227 
 Dimension               do__.... 26 996 24 921 41 2,258 
 Talc                  short tons.... 95,602 2,373 105,865 3,795 175,752
6,960 
 Zinc (recoverable content of ores, etc.) 
 metrictons... 2 1 W W W W 
 Combined value of calcium chloride, carbon 
 dioxide, cement (masonry), feldspar, iron 
 ore, lithium compounds (1977.78), magne 
 sium compounds, molybdenum, peat, per 
 lite, phosphate rock (1977), potassium salts, 
 rare-earth concentrates, salt, sodium car 
 bonates, sodium sulfate, tungsten, and val 
 uesindicatedbysymbolW            XX            241,064            XX   
        259,232            XX            312,924 
 Total XX 1329887 XX 1511690 XX 1769675 
COWRADO 
Clays2 thousand short tons 961 4,712 548 2,753 521 2,717 
Copper (recoverable content of ores, etc.) 
 metric tons.. — 1,720 2,533 1,191 1,747 362 742 
Gemstones  NA 100 NA 75 NA 70 
Gold (recoverable content of ores, etc.) 
 troy ounces.. — 72,668 10,777 32,094 6,212 13,850 4,259 
 Gypsum        thousand short tons.. - 211 1,121 235 882 275 1,727 
 Lead (recoverable content of ores, etc.) 
 metric tons.. — 20,860 14,118 15,151 11,257 7,554 8,761 
Lime           thousand short tons.. - 180 5,413 W W W W 
Peat                     do 32 195 30 188 33 299 
Sandandgravel              do___ ~23,910 450,527 26,490 58,600 25,680 ~56,263
Silver (recoverable content of ores, etc.) 
             thousand troy ounces.. — 4,663 21,545 4,217 22,773
2,809
31,151 
Stone: 
  Crushed...      thousand short tons.. — 5,597 14,169 6,229 15,683
6,835 19,435 
  Dimension               do..___ 5 181 5 178 3 163 
Zinc (recoverable content of ores, etc.) 
                    metric tons 36,529 27,704 22,208 15,178 9,910 8,149 
Combined value of beryllium (1978), carbon 
 dioxide, cement, clays (bentonite), feldspar 
 (1977-78), iron ore, molybdenum, perhte, 
 pumice, pyrites, salt, sand and gravel (in 
 dustrial, 1977 and 1979), tin, tungsten con 
 centrate, vanadium, and values indicated 
 by symbolW XX 384,445 XX 506,304 XX 692,356 
 Total XX 537,540 XX 641,830 XX 826,098 
C0NNEC'rICiYr 
Clays thousand short tons.._ 95 250 105 324 112 435 
Lime do......_ 29 1,412 29 1,564 33 2,053 
Sandandgravel do.._ ~8,543 ~18,316 11,010 26,560 ~9,990 ~23,612 
Stone: 
  Crushed do...._ 6,980 20,319 7,364 22,301 8,271 38,767 
  Dimension do 9 240 9 240 13 475 
Combined value of feldspar, gem stones, mica, 
 and industrial sand (1b77 and 1979)      XX      3,171      XX      2,623
     XX      3,894 
 Total XX 43,708 XX 53,612 XX 69,236 


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