Bureau of Mines / Minerals yearbook: Area reports: domestic 1978-79
Year 1978-79, Volume 2 (1978-1979)
Boyle, James R.; Hendry, Charles W., Jr.
Florida, pp. 133-142 PDF (1021.0 KB)
184 MINERALS YEARBOOK, 1978-79 Table 2.—Value of nonfuel mineral production in Florida, by county1 (Thousands) County 1977 1978 Mne~a1s,~rod~cee~m 1978 Alachua Bay Brevard Broward Calhoun Charlotte Citrus - Clay -- Collier — — — — Dade Dixie~ $2,278 509 2,600 10,728 15 W 2,172 24,378 2,877 W W $3,074 663 W 12,408 75 W 2,445 23,838 3,521 W W Stone. Sand and gravel. Clays, sand and gravel, stone. Stone, sandandgraveL SandandgraveL Stone, sand and graveL Stone, phosphate rock. llmenite,zircon,rutile,staurolite, sand and gravel, monazite, clays. Stone. Cement, stone, sand and graveL Stone. Escambia Gadsden Glades Gulf~ Hamilton Hardee 466 W W W W ~ 680 W W W W W Sand and gravel. Clays,sandandgraveL SandandgraveL Magnesiumcompounds,lime. Phosphaterock. Do. Hendry Hernando Highlands Hillsborough Jackson Lake - - Lee W W 678 W 520 4,560 5,435 W W W W 1,594 W 8,036 Sandandgravel,stone. Stone, cement, lime, clays. Peat. Phosphate rock, cement, stone, peat. Stone, sand and graveL Sand and gravel, peat. Stone. Leon Levy Manatee W 1,905 W W 449 W Sand and graveL Stone. Cement. Marion Monroe 8,204 333 10,189 W Stone,clays,sandandgravel,phosphaterock. Stone. Nassau Okaloosa Orange Osceola W 24 ~ 16 W 33 64 Titanium, zircon, monazite. Sand and gravel. Do. PalmBeach W 90 Stone. Pasco Polk Putnam St.Lucie SantaRosa 1,358 W W W W W 640,981 W 307 W Do. Phosphaterock,sandandgravel,peat. Sand and gravel, clays, peat. SandandgraveL Do. Sarasota Sumter Suwannee W W W W W W Sand and gravel, stone. Stone,lime. Stone. Taylor Wakulla W W W ~ Do. * Walton Undistributed2 W 892,828 W 390,321 Sand and graveL Total3 961,876 1,098,772 W Withheld to avoid disclosing company proprietary data; included with "Undistributed." 1The following counties are not listed because no nonfuel mineral production was reported: Baker, Bradford, Columbia, Do Soto, Duval, Flagler, Franklin, Gilchrist, Holmes, Indian River, Jefferson, Lafayette, Liberty, Madison, Martin, Okeechobee, Pinellas, St. Johns, Seminole, Union, Volusia, and Washington. 2lncludes gem stones and values indicated by symbol W. 3Datamay not add to totals shown because of independent rounding. Of the 50.0 million metric tons of phosphate rock produced in the United States, Florida was the predominant producer, and for the 85th and 86th consecutive years supplied more than any other State. Florida and North Carolina supplied over 85% of the domestic phosphate rock output, and Florida supplied most of the exports. Trends and Developments.—Of the 15 ports in Florida, 12 are served by oceangoing vessels and 3 by barges. The Port of Tampa, the seventh largest port in the Nation in terms of total tonnage, recorded a 65% increase in tonnage since 1967. In 1978, approximately 50% of the total tonnage was represented by phosphate and related products. Tampa imports sub. stantial quantities of mineral raw materials used in fertilizer manufacture plus coal and coke. Of the total imports, 26% were mineral or related commodities. The leading export was raw phosphate rock which, along with fertilizers, accounted for 93% of total exports. There are 16 terminals located in the Tampa area to handle phosphate fertilizer and related chemicals. The first shipment of Soviet anhydrous ammonia was made under a 20-year, $20
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